White Spot on Avocado Seed Growing in Water

I have a white spot on my avocado seed which is in the middle of the seed stalk and root growing location. What is that? Is it time to transfer to soil or can I leave it suspended in water for a long time?

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November 25, 20180 found this helpful

I would take a q tip and wipe the white off..it may be mold or salts from the water.

He is ready to be planted. Talk to your garden center or home extension office for the best soil and placement for your zone or area.

If you are in the US the home extension office finder is pickyourown.org/countyextensionagentoffices.htm

Don't forget to toss the toothpicks!! They should not go into the ground with the plant!

Good luck!! Post back how he grows!!

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November 25, 20180 found this helpful

It looks like mold to me. Just cut it out and plant.

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November 25, 20180 found this helpful

Looks like it could be mold but may be salt from the water and should be removed. Probable just wipe it off if you plan to plant it soon.


You may want to plant it in a pot for a while before you plant it outdoors.
You can get information on Google if you ask how to plant avocado in pot.

Here are 2 excellent sites for instructions on how to plant your tree.



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November 26, 20180 found this helpful

You could lesser the level of water. It only needs to have water close to the bottom of the seed to start roots but not to have the seed into water. With the top parts of the roots out of water it will help them start to harden because when planted in soil the roots have to be stronger and harder, to do not be damaged when they will have to keep on growing in the soil which resists more to the roots growth than water. Once the plant is set in soil, the roots, for a bit of time, will still be feeding on the reserve of the seed. Your seed has already black spots which are the signal that it is too much in water and could begin to rot.

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April 21, 20190 found this helpful

Most likely it is fungus or salt from the water. It is time to plant it.

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