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How long does it take for an avocado tree grown from seed to bear fruit?

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An avocado tree sprouted from a seed grows for five to 20 years before it flowers and bears fruit. To encourage your tree to reach adulthood soon, plant it in a sunny area with plenty of room to grow. Water the seedling regularly and fertilize it several times a year.

Most avocados in grocery stores come from cross-pollinated trees. As a result, when you plant a single tree, it produces fruit with a slightly different taste.

There are two types of avocado trees ? type A and type B. They each grow male and female flowers, but the flowers open at different times of the day. Planting one of each tree might improve pollination.


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