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When to stratify

 
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Hey quick and dumb question:

Let's say I have three pits from the greatest store bought nectarines I have ever eaten. Should I stratify them in the fridge now? And keep them cold until Spring?

Yes I do know the odds of these trees producing fruit that is the same quality. But I gotta try!
 
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I would think that because the first few years are devoted to maturing and not fruiting, you should be fine. put them in fridge, they will start sprouting within a couple of months. Then put them into some little pots until next spring when they should take off.  Cold winters should not be needed for developing seedlings. ( I think....)
 Also, more than 1/2 of all stone-fruits I have grown from seed were very tasty.  Out of three, I would imagine at least 1 or 2 would be pretty good and if not you will have some well developed root-stock.
 
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OK sweet! Also, after lunch, the count is up to 4...
 
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