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HL- time to thorns

 
Will Holland
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How long does it take a honey locust grown from seed to express its thorns? I understand that I can and probably will end up with thorny trees from seed that I collected from thornless trees. It will determine where I place them if they become thorned or not.
 
Akiva Silver
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I have seen thorns the first year on the handful I did. None of them lacked thorns the first year.
Not sure if some trees would express them later, but it seems like they start pretty young.
 
Dan Boone
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Thorns are easily visible on all the new volunteer seedlings around here before they are six inches tall.
 
Will Holland
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Great, thanks!
 
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