Over the weekend I posted my 30 by 30 list of things I’d like to try to do before my 30th birthday. On Sunday Ben and I tackled #3 on the list – we planted an avocado tree in the back yard.
I am SO ridiculously excited to grow our very own delicious avocados at home and even more excited by the prospect of virtually unlimited numbers of them. The tag that was on the tree when we bought it had, in addition to planting and watering directions, a description of the fruit which said that the tree would be prolific. Ben said not to count my avocados before they’re hatched… but come on… prolific?! Doesn’t that just make your mouth water dreaming of all of the delicious guacamole and avocado topped lentil burgers that could be in your future? It does for me.
Our little tree is just that… a little tree right now. A sapling really.
It will take a long time for it to get to full on tree status, and even longer for it to start producing fruit. I think that an optimistic estimate is that the first avocados could appear three years from now.. which means that Edith will be the age that Paul and Amelia are now before we will see any fruit. In those terms it seems like a million years away. And it actually could be up to five years. I’m confident that it will be worth the wait
Grow, tree. Grow!
I will be updating my original 30 by 30 list and crossing out each item as I go along. First item … check!