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Old 24-05-2003, 12:21 AM
David J. Bockman
 
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Default [IBC] Prunus mume from seed

My grow bed of Prunus mume fruited heavily for the first time this year, so
I'm thinking about collecting the fruit and extracting the seeds. If anyone
has germination tips for this species, please feel free to share.

David J. Bockman, Fairfax, VA (USDA Hardiness Zone 7)
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Old 24-05-2003, 12:44 AM
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Default [IBC] Prunus mume from seed

My grow bed of Prunus mume fruited heavily for the first time
this year, so
I'm thinking about collecting the fruit and extracting the

seeds. If anyone
has germination tips for this species, please feel free to

share.

David J. Bockman, Fairfax, VA (USDA Hardiness Zone 7)
Bunabayashi Bonsai On The World Wide Web:

http://www.bunabayashi.com
email:


All Dirr (Woody Landscape Plants) says is that it "requires a
brief cold, moist stratification."

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Old 24-05-2003, 03:09 AM
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Default [IBC] Prunus mume from seed

My grow bed of Prunus mume fruited heavily for the first time this year, so
I'm thinking about collecting the fruit and extracting the seeds.

How old are they? I had a seedling Prunus mume for years & it never bloomed. I
finally gave up & sold it.
Iris,
Central NY, Zone 5a, Sunset Zone 40
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Old 24-05-2003, 05:09 PM
Brent Walston
 
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Default [IBC] Prunus mume from seed

At 05:58 PM 5/23/03 -0400, David J. Bockman wrote:
My grow bed of Prunus mume fruited heavily for the first time this year, so
I'm thinking about collecting the fruit and extracting the seeds. If anyone
has germination tips for this species, please feel free to share.


David

Take the fruit and put it in a five gallon bucket. Cover the fruit with
water and leave it in the sun for several days. Don't let it dry out. The
fruit will begin to ferment and easily come away from the seed. Work as
much of the fruit off as you can and rinse thoroughly. Keep it covered with
water, rinse and clean once each day for 3 more days.

After this cleaning is done, pour off the rinse water completely, mix the
wet seed with an equal volume of DRY vermiculite, place in ziplock bags and
keep the mixture in the refrigerator until next spring. I have had
excellent germination rates using this method.

By the way, what color and shape are the flowers (single, double?).


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Old 25-05-2003, 03:08 AM
David J. Bockman
 
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Hi Brent,

The blooms were double, white, very fragrant. Vaiety unknown, maybe I can
key it out next spring. Thanks for the advice, I'll let you know how it
goes,

David J. Bockman, Fairfax, VA (USDA Hardiness Zone 7)
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At 05:58 PM 5/23/03 -0400, David J. Bockman wrote:
My grow bed of Prunus mume fruited heavily for the first time

this year, so
I'm thinking about collecting the fruit and extracting the

seeds. If anyone
has germination tips for this species, please feel free to share.


David

Take the fruit and put it in a five gallon bucket. Cover the fruit with
water and leave it in the sun for several days. Don't let it dry out. The
fruit will begin to ferment and easily come away from the seed. Work as
much of the fruit off as you can and rinse thoroughly. Keep it
covered with
water, rinse and clean once each day for 3 more days.

After this cleaning is done, pour off the rinse water completely, mix the
wet seed with an equal volume of DRY vermiculite, place in
ziplock bags and
keep the mixture in the refrigerator until next spring. I have had
excellent germination rates using this method.

By the way, what color and shape are the flowers (single, double?)


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