A man has left viewers confused when he showed an unconventional way to slice open an avocado.

Plant enthusiast Brad Canning, from Melbourne, posted videos of using avocado seeds to grow stunning house plants in glass jars.

In one of the clips, he demonstrates the easy-to-follow method to ensure the pip grows before it's placed in water.

To remove the pip from the avocado, Brad places the fruit horizontally on a chopping board and cutting it vertically down the centre with a mini cleaver.

He twists open the avocado and uses a fork to scoop the round seed out before washing off the residue.

Brad continues to show viewers how to prep the pip until the root appears.

Viewers were stunned when they saw Brad slicing the avocado in the middle but not lengthwise
Viewers were stunned when they saw Brad slicing the avocado in the middle but not lengthwise

"Store it in a cool, dry place and after seven to 14 days, check on it," he says. "There will be a root.

"If there is a root, grab your vessel and fill it with water, put your pip on the water and it's done."

The clip has amassed 8.7 million views when he posted it on TikTok on Wednesday, February 3.

Many were stunned by the way how he cut open the fruit and complained that it's not the "right way".

One said: "It upsets me that you cut the avocado that way."

Brad explained that he used a fork to prevent damaging the pip
Brad explained that he used a fork to prevent damaging the pip

Another shared her thought: "Thanks for this, but also, why didn't you open the avocado lengthwise?

"You cut it like a psychopath!"

A third joked: "Lost interest right after he disrespected the avocado."

To respond the frustrated viewers' questions, Brad made another video to explain his reason for cutting the green fruit in the middle.

Brad often shares tips on TikTok to show how to grow plants using avocado pips
Brad often shares tips on TikTok to show how to grow plants using avocado pips

He said: "I cut the avocado like this and use a fork for a good reason.

"The reason I used a fork is because I don't want to ram a knife into the pip and damage it.

"And the reason why I cut the avocado in the middle, I can't believe I'm explaining this, is because it's quicker.

"You put the knife and give it a quick spin. Done."