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Seaberry seed separation

 
Steven Kraft
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Hello,

I'm living at the Newforest Institute in Maine [www.newforestinstitute.org].  We've got a young forest garden, and the seaberry bushes are a few years old, and the females are cranking out gorgeous berries.

I'd love to juice these and simultaneously save their seeds to make some new starts.  Does anyone have any recommendations or experience with this?

Many thanks,

_S
 
Matt Ferrall
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Location: Western WA,usda zone 6/7,80inches of rain,250feet elevation
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Hey Steven,One way to remove seeds is to put some duct tape around a blenders blades and blend/pulverize the fruit.The seeds should seperate by sinking ect...Seaberry seeds need a period of cold stratification so fall plant some or stratify in a refridge or ...
 
Brice Moss
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why separate the seeds?
just set aside a few berries and slice and sun dry them less trouble and the seeds come attached to some mulch.
 
Matt Ferrall
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True enough,if you want to plant them,you can probably leave them in the fruit.Autumn olive has done well for me this way.It seems that they are watery and actually burst when squeezeed so perhaps just pressure like a cider press would do it.Also a food mill even a basic apple sauce hand mill might do it as well.
 
Randy Grant Heacox
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hey does anyone know what variety of seaberry is tastiest? or what are you favorites? I see alot of posts of people who bought some plants a few years ago... what are your results?
 
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