While glossing over a chat group in my computer, someone was telling about his newly acquired plant – a grafted seedless avocado seedling. Wow! I exclaimed. Is it really true that there is such a seedless avocado?
SOMEONE GIFTED ME – I felt curious because about 10 years ago or thereabouts, somebody gave me what he said was a grafted seedless avocado seedling. I received it, of course, but I did not pay much attention to it. I thought, how could there be a seedless avocado? When I reached our farm, I turned the seedling over to our lady worker who placed it at the foot of our alokon tree. Then I forgot all about it. It is only now that I recall the incident.
SEARCHED INTERNET – I became curious and searched the Internet for the seedless avocado. What did I discover? Yes! There is a seedless avocado and it is grown in Spain and sold to Paris. This is the short text I got from the Internet:
“The seedless avocados are the result of an unpollinated avocado blossom that develops without a seed. The fruit is grown in Spain and available only during December, when they are usually sent to food markets in Paris — but M&S was able to obtain a limited supply this year for select stores.Dec 8, 2017.”
MY MISTAKE – Oh my God! I told myself. Had I paid attention to the gift of seedless avocado, the tree would be fruiting by now. Anyway, that was a big mistake I committed. I am just consoling myself that, well, to commit a mistake is only human.