I planted the seeds from my guacamole about 3 years ago. I soaked the seed and it started to sprout and looked like this:
And then she grew to look like this:
And now that bad boy (yes I know I'm switching genders---it's a plant and I haven't named it yet) looks like this:
I'm purposefully stunting it's growth by keeping it in that container. Since we don't own a house yet, I can't really plant in the ground, and I want to keep the avocado tree transportable easily for our next move. We haven't seen any avocados from the tree yet which isn't uncommon since it takes avocado trees about 5 to 13 years before they really start to bear fruit. Hopefully we will have a house by then! Until that happens, I will be buying avocados from the market. Can't wait to post photos of my harvest...in 2 to 11 years....