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.
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.
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.
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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