An Albino Avocado

This is a possible plant for my 2013 display. It is an albino avocado, grown from a seed I just placed in a windowbox. These is disagreement about whether a virus, stress on the plant, or planting an immature seed causes the loss of color. If it survives, it will be a cool plant to have in my display.

4 Comments

  1. Elizabeth vT

    The albinism of your avocado seedling is not due to a virus but rather attributed to the immaturity of the fruit when it was picked. http://www.cabdirect.org/abstracts/19570301794.html

    It died because it had no chlorophyll so cannot photosynthesise and will never survive.

    The seedling can occasionally recover by growing from a shoot near the base which, for some reason has the correct genes.

    If your seedling was very pink it may have been due to a lack of light at first that it recovered from, once exposed to light.

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