The Big Wait Indeed
"I placed the pit in a new location - perhaps a bit warmer"
Very slow progress over the last ten days. No big avocado leaf-action can be seen on the shoot, although the part I snipped off is still alive and the leaves are getting bigger. Will I get two trees for the price of one? No, I'm told. ("You goof!")
I did not say 'no progress at all' because the main tap root has sprouted smaller roots, so I will say that the pit is still alive and well and I just have to be patient and wait some more.
"At least I'm seeing new root action. I will not give up on this tree"