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.


  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.

    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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