Learn How To Grow Your Own Avocado Tree From Seed, Easy-Pesy!
Grow an Avocado tree at home? I’d say yes! But what about you? “No. I don't like avocados. They look weird.” Look weird?! Alright, let me say that again. You don't like avocados because they look weird. *silence* Give me one day to think about what you just said. *one day after* Ok, that’s done! Well,It is crystal clear that you don't know much about avocados aside from its ‘weird’ appearance. I command you to sit down, your eyes and ears on me while I stab you with… avocado information.
Avocado, also known as alligator pear, is a “tree native to Mexico and Central America, classified in the flowering plant family Lauraceae along with cinnamon, camphor and bay laurel.” But do you know that avocados are also a kind of berry? They are botanical berries and one-seeded fruits. Avocadoes can be cultivated in countries with a tropical and Mediterranean climate. Well, here’s how Wikipedia described avocadoes’ appearance: “They have a green-skinned, fleshy body that may be pear-shaped, egg-shaped, or spherical.” So what’s weird about that, huh? What, now? What? *raises eyebrow*
Avocado comes from the Spanish word ‘aguacate’. The word ‘aguacate’ also comes from the Nahuatl word ‘ahuacatl’ which sometimes means testicles, maybe because of the resemblance between the body part and avocadoes. *silence* Now I understand why you say it’s weird. *more awkward silence*
We’re not going to talk more about the likeness of testicles and avocadoes. Let’s now go to benefits of avocados. According to Stephanie Booth, avocadoes offer nearly 20 vitamins and minerals in every serving, including potassium (control blood pressure), lutein (for your eyes), and folate (cell repair and during pregnancy). Avocados are also an excellent source of vitamin B, which helps boost your immune system to fight off disease and infection. They also give you vitamins C and E, plus natural plant chemicals that may help prevent cancer. If you are into weight loss, then avocados can help. They are low in sugar and contain fiber, which helps you feel full longer. “In one study, people who added a fresh avocado half to their lunch were less interested in eating during the next three hours.” It is always very important to get to know something first before you judge it by its appearance. It is a lesson learned, isn't it?
The 'Tipnut' website link below will give you instructions on how to grow your own avocado tree. The trees are not that difficult to grow. Don't expect you will get fruit off the tree, but you can have a nice avocado house plant.
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