While it's easy to go to the local grocery store and buy all the fruit you want, it can also be a lot of fun to grow it yourself.
Planting your own tree from fruit seeds is not that difficult, it just takes patience and dedication. You need to plant in the ground either in the spring, after the snow melts (about late April to May), or in the fall before the first snow.
Not only is it environmentally friendly, but it's also rewarding and challenging to do.
Here is a list of 5 trees that are easy to grow from fruit seeds.
After finishing your avocado, don't throw away the pit, but rather sprout it! To do this, you will need to stick 4 toothpicks on each side of the pit, and soak the base of the pit in an almost full glass of water. Place the glass in a sunny spot in your home and wait for a root to form, this should take between three to six weeks.
Once a trunk appears, put the avocado tree in the ground making sure the seed is only half buried. Water 2 to 3 times a week. Be very patient and in a few years you will have an amazing avocado tree that will be making its own fruit!
To grow an apple tree from apple seeds, you will need to wash the seeds, place them in a damp towel, wrap them in a resealable plastic bag and place them in the refrigerator for at least 80 days.
Then place them in a container in front of a light source, preferably the brightest corner of the house. Once budded, place the seeds in the ground and water them frequently, every 5-10 days. After about 5-10 years, the tree should produce its first apples!
The lemon tree is a fairly easy tree to grow from fruit seeds, just follow the steps carefully. First, you will need to plant the seeds in potting soil in a pot with a drainage hole in the bottom. It is best to plant as many seeds as possible in the soil (or potting mix) to have a better chance of one of them taking.
When planting the seeds in the soil, keep the soil moist by watering it about two to three times a week. Plant in a very sunny location, as lemon seedlings need about 14 hours of sunlight per day. When you start to see the roots coming out of the pot, it's time to repot into a larger pot. After five years, you will have a lemon tree that will give you juicy lemons!
Enjoying a particularly tasty pear and wish you could never finish it? No problem! You can regrow it from its seeds, which is called the germination process. You will need to place the pear seeds in a plastic bag with peat. Then place the bag in the refrigerator for 60 to 90 days.
Afterwards, we place our seeds in a glass of water for about 2 days, then in the ground, in a sunny place of the garden, taking care to water it at least once a week. After a few years, you will have a beautiful pear tree that will make the same delicious pears you once enjoyed!
To grow a peach tree from fruit seeds, you will first have to clean the pit well. Then, you will need to do what is called seed layering, which is to overwinter the seeds. This is done by wrapping the peach seeds in a damp towel and putting them in the refrigerator for 70 to 90 days.
Once germinated, it is time to place in the ground, in a pot. You will need to plant the sprouted seeds in a deep, sandy soil with some clay. Make sure that the soil remains moist at all times and keep a close eye on your plant. Once the trunk has reached about 30 cm in height, it is ready to be planted in full soil. Wait a few more years, and your efforts will be rewarded with a beautiful peach tree that produces its own fruit!