I am trying to sprout (germinate?) 2 avocado seeds (toothpick and ziplock paper towel methods), and I bought a small avocado plant grafted with Hass variety, so I can make my own graftings in the future and have, hopefully, 2 or 3 trees.
When I got the package, the pot it came was the same, small one, that was specified in the add and it had all the roots around it. But the strangest thing was that there was no avocado seed. I cleaned the roots so I would plant it in a big pot and still I was not able to see the avocado seed.
Pictures: top, the avocado plants in the add, bot, the avocado plant I received (it was in the same small pot and full of soil, I put what I could in the bigger pot, and cleaned the rest so the roots would be more loose, because they were all dry and entangled around each other).
I contacted the vendor and he assured me that it was an avocado plant (I am no expert but the leaves look indeed similar, and the body of the plant) and that "sometimes the seed can drop when manipulating the plant, nothing extraordinary". I have searched everywhere for information about avocado plants that end up growing without seed, but all I get are results about seedless' avocados (to eat).
I guess there really is no need to not send the right plant and confirm it as well, if it's not true. I am no expert so I cannot know for sure. So: Can this happen? Is the avocado seed ("bone" or shell) only the "starter" for the real seed, providing it with nutrients but it's not extremely necessary once the seed has germinated, sprouted and become decently big (in this case, 30cm aprox)?