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Hi, I'm Jene with Jene's Tropicals in St. Petersburg, Florida. Today, I'm going to demonstrate how to plant avocado trees from the pit. You'll need the following materials: an avocado seed preferably with roots started, a really good compost, you could use a clay pot or a grow box. I've worked in a great mixture of compost and manure and a little potting soil. Now, I'm going to dig a hole just deep enough to accommodate the avocado seedling. Now, you have to be really careful not to damage these little roots. So, I'm going to gently put in the soil about three quarters of the way down. I'm going to pack it in there a little bit and I'm just going to leave the point of the seedling sticking out. Okay. And then, I'm going to water it in really well. Avocado seedlings germinate very very quickly and within a short time, just within a few weeks you'll have a seedling about three or four inches high and then before you know it, within a year, you'll have a, a nice size avocado plant. At that time it's ready to put into a larger container or put it in the ground and then hopefully in a few years, you'll have an abundance of fruit. I'm Jene with Jene's Tropicals, have a wonderful day.