How Long Do Avocados Take  to Grow?

Avocado growing has become a popular trend in recent years, and backyard and indoor gardeners often want to know, “How long does it take to grow avocados?”

Avocado trees can reach maturity in as little as three years, but more often than not, it takes five to thirteen years from the time you plant an avocado seedling.

Avocado pits – the center of the fruit – often take longer, roughly four-to-six weeks before sprouting.

Avocado plants require full sunlight, moderately moist soil, and protection from excessive winds to yield healthy crops.

Because growing an avocado tree from a pit is a long process, some prefer purchasing pre-grown trees or avocado seedlings.

If you’d rather buy an established tree, you shouldn’t have too much trouble finding one at the ideal size for your space, as growing avocados is a popular gardening hobby.

Young trees usually reach maturity in three years, while mature trees may take a lot longer – sometimes up to five years.

If you select a grafted tree, you can expect your avocado to bear fruit closer to two years after planting.

Click on the link to learn how to sprout and grow avocado pits, from avocado seedlings to young trees.