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Propagating Quality Fruit Trees From Seed.

 
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Location: Denia, Alicante, Spain. Zone 10. 22m height
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Hello to everybody

Instead of opening a new thread, I think this is the good one for my purpose.

I am a lot in the theory of direct seeding. I want in my property those that are ideal for the place. So I have to play my cards and think in bets.

We planted 480 trees a month ago. 80 were fruit trees, 400 support trees (green manure, nitrogen fixers, dynamic acumulator to help the fruit trees thrive). That, in 2000 sq meters.

That was the first phase, but next step is to plant 30.000 tree seeds.

25% are seeds from fruit trees that we already have. Backup plan. It is impossible (in Spain) to find seeds from avocado, mango and some citrus, so with those we will have to eat more and plant.

25% , support tree seeds, some are the same I planted, some new

25%, other fruit trees, some for similar climate, some just to see what happens

25% berries and edible herbs. I played this card to have a low strata item

The goal is backup for what we have and research of what might work here.

Directly seeding is the only affordable way for it.

And of course, besides this, every seed from whatever we eat, goes to the ground
 
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I sowed 30.000 seeds a month ago in different nests. I start to see green stuff sprouting, hard to identify yet.

But before that I sowed other things, and I can see growing Walnut,, Peach and Physallis Peruviana (this one not a tree, but I added it to the cocktail)

Every seed that I find, I will bury it in my property.
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Location: Southern Utah
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I am glad I found this thread on apple seeds.  A few years ago the kids started apple seeds and they were doing good until a storm blew them over, and now I have learned they lacked nutrition and that stunted their growth and killed them.

A few weeks ago they placed a dozen seeds in wet paper towel and they are all sprouting and doing well.  I will transplant them soon and, hopefully, properly care for them this time.  I will probably keep them in the green house for the first couple years, and definitely place deer fencing around all the apple trees until they are tall enough to survive on their own.

I have a 5-in-1 I bought about 4 years ago I am hoping does well this year, not that I know it needs way more TLC than I have provided in past years.

This is the best 'old' thread I have found in a long time.
 
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Mike Castleman wrote:

Judith Browning wrote:I grow Cherokee peach (or Blood peach) from seed.  My two oldest trees had a wonderful crop this year.  They are true to type and I have heard that most peaches are.  I have several of those at different ages  and two other kinds...a yellow and a white peach  that grow here locally that  should fruit this year also grown from pits that I planted.  I plant the fresh pit in a pot and leave it outdoors over the winter...usually they will sprout early spring.  I transplant to a bigger pot and plant out the next winter or sometimes later.  I sometimes plant the pit where I want the tree but then the deer here eat it or I forget where I planted it.


Hey Judith,
What zone are you? I’ve been looking for Cherokee Red that would handle zone 5. I’ve heard of a black boy peach which grows in the Swiss Alps that would work for my
zone but have not been able to obtain here in the States.

Hey not sure if you are still looking or of your location but Fruitwood nursery in northern California has scions of black boy.
 
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The kids started apple seeds in a wet paper towel about a month ago.  We planted 3 sprouted seeds in pots today.  Next time we buy apples we will try to sprout some more.  I read where they sprout better if you start them in mashed apple flesh.  We will give that a try next time.

Still hoping to hear back about the progress from the OP.
 
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