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Old 13.04.2018, 12:41
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

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Wondering if there are any green fingered people out there who could tell me if this is possible or not:


Is it possible to make a plant grow from seeds taken from an apple 4 years ago? They have been kept dry in a container, and we were thinking that we may get the same results as when you sow/plant dry flower or plant seeds you buy in packets.
Try it out.

Chances of them germinating decreases with age, but you can always get lucky.

On the other hand, i assume you are aware that apples grown from seed typically don't come true to variety and could even be tiny or totally inedible. So it would be an interesting experiment, but it could be many years until you see any fruit and even then you have to be ready for disppointment.

Commercial apple trees are normally propagated by grafting. The rootstocks are typically quinces and such, not so much hybridized apple seedlings.
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