I love volunteers! They always feel like gifts. An Avocado plant plucked from the compost pile.
I tried sprouting these for years with minimal success using a few toothpicks stuck in the side of the seed to hold it up in a shallow dish with a little water in it. Long ago I gave this up as a waste of time. The past 2 years though I've found by just throwing them in the compost pile I end up with sprouted seeds ready to pot. If you want an avocado tree and have a sunny place to keep inside for the winter give it a go. I found this one last week and another one today just starting to sprout roots. I've only had 4 or 5 avocados in the past few months so seems to me to be a darn good rate of success.
I would love to hear what volunteers you all have had success with this year.