Only a few years ago, a strange plant with its pear-shaped fruits with a very juicy and specific taste of flesh, called avocado, caused caution in the consumer. But already today no one will be absolutely surprised to see how the avocado grows on the site or on the windowsill.
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Invaluable use of avocado
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How to choose a quality fruit?
When choosing avocado fruits, you need to pay attention to their appearance. Peel should be dense, smooth, free from stains, damage and unevenness. If the fruit is ripe, if it is lightly pressed with a finger, it is slightly pressed down, but then it takes on its original form, but does not blot out. If the fruit is very hard, it can ripen at home for several days.
Features of growing at home
This tree is grown mainly in subtropical and tropical countries, and residents of other parts of the world at any time can buy fruits in stores and supermarkets. The plant does not tolerate droughts and severe frosts, so it was not widely spread in our country. However, if you know how the avocado grows, at home, you can also get a real mini-harvest of these remarkable fruits of their own taste.
An obligatory condition should be observance of optimal temperature conditions and abundant watering at room temperature. Having studied the information available in specialized magazines on the growing of this plant on the windowsill, and constantly watching how the avocado grows, you can not only create the conditions required for its growth and development, but also lightly harden the young tree. Indeed, in the case of excessive guardianship over it, even an accidentally open window with a piercing raw and cold wind can cause its death.
Take into account the environmental conditions
To get the best result, you need to know how avocado grows in nature, and try to create conditions for it that are as close to natural as possible, but at the same time taking into account the distinctive features of our climate.
The plant grown on the windowsill will not only bear fruits over time, it also decorates the room remarkably well. It grows very quickly under favorable conditions. Falling leaves throughout the year are soon replaced by new ones.
The grown fetus can be used to prepare various dishes. Avocado, even in small amounts, gives a piquant taste and aroma, actively fights against cholesterol and helps to lose even high-calorie meals while eating.
For example, paste. While, according to the instructions for cooking on the package, the pasta is brewed, you need to have time to quickly prepare the sauce. To do this, blend a couple of spoons of olive oil, a little lemon juice and put three small cloves of garlic. In the resulting mixture add the peeled and cut into medium sized pieces of avocado and again grind. Preparation of the sauce takes only a couple of minutes, and when the paste is ready, it just needs to be thrown in a colander, then put it on a plate and pour the sauce. The taste is gorgeous.
Preparing for the cultivation of avocado from the stone
Having studied the information on how the avocado grows from the stone, you can proceed directly to the process, but in spite of the seeming simplicity, there are some points that you should pay attention to.
It will never be possible to grow a full-grown plant from a bone obtained from an unripe fruit or overripe, in which the stone has already begun the process of decay. If you can choose the most suitable for all parameters of a mature and high-quality fruit, then the next thing to take care of - this is a special composition of the soil.
You can mix it yourself, taking into account the recommendations of experts, and you can buy ready, designed, for example, for growing citrus plants. They are similar in accordance with the requirements, and very soon on the windowsill will surprise with its beauty avocado tree. How quickly grows up this resident of the tropics? The annual increase is about 1 meter. An avocado blooms during seed reproduction for the 3-4th year. Of course, it is unlikely to completely duplicate the natural process, all the same you need to make a discount on the environmental conditions, but still certain positive results will be achieved, of course.
The second method involves dipping the bones in half into the prepared soil and creating a mini-greenhouse in this pot, wrapped in film. The second method is more durable.
Very exciting activity
This heat and moisture-loving tree will grow very quickly, you just need not forget to water it and sprinkle the leaves that appeared. Watching how the avocado grows is very exciting, and still quite useful. For example, you can instruct your children to once a week to recalculate new leaves and measure the height of the plant. This will develop in them responsibility and love for nature.
It should be noted that many fans of indoor plants, viewing information and pictures about how the avocado grows, specifically acquire this fruit not for eating, but for growing it at home.