You can click the first photo for a slideshow with a little story of Wilbur’s journey. Click only if you feel like it. No worries, either way.
He’s a bacon avocado, thus the little piggy name.
Wilbur was the first to root and grow of his 14 or so siblings and cousins. This is him on April 18th. He was born March 9, 2013.
By April 24th, he’d sprung up with vivacious little green leaves!
By May 5th, he was almost as tall as me!
And his leaves were perky!
And his roots were salsa dancing for Cinco de Mayo, despite having what looks like miniature styrofoam popcorn at each connection point. Every avocado in our house has them!
This encapsulates how big I felt he was.
And a few days before May 12th, I moved him to a larger glass, thinking more root space would be nice for him. But he got a little brown spot instead.
And today, he has yet to forgive me for making him homesick for his original glass. His leaves became droopy and a few tips turned brown too.
But he’s still tall and strong. I took him “for a walk” here hoping some fresh air might help.
His roots are still full and happy. And still have balls.
And over the past few days, he has grown new baby leaves up top and they are radiant! Happy Every Day Little Wilbur.