It had passed a week and I hope that everything is going to be okay and I’ll have my baby avocado tree at the beginning of September.
What you should know about avocado?
Avocado (Persea americana) is a tree native to Central Mexico. The avocado fruits provide nearly 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, potassium, Vitamin E, B-vitamins and folic acid. They also act as a “nutrient booster” by enabling the body to absorb more fat-soluble nutrients, such as alpha and beta-carotene and lutein, in foods that are eaten with the fruit.
Toxicity to Animals
You should also know that avocado leaves, bark, skin, or pit are documented to be harmful to animals: cats, dogs, cattle, goats, rabbits, rats, birds, fish, and horses. Can be severely harmed or even killed when they consume them. Avocado leaves contain a toxic fatty acid derivative, persin, which in sufficient quantity can cause colic in horses and, without veterinary treatment, death. The symptoms include gastrointestinal irritation, vomiting, diarrhoea, respiratory distress, congestion, fluid accumulation around the tissues of the heart, and even death. Birds also seem to be particularly sensitive to this toxic compound. Feeding avocados or guacamole to an animal should be avoided completely.
Did you try to cultivate an avocado or another tree using seeds from fruits purchased at the market?