Konstantinos Karoubas wrote:Apple seeds
The apple seeds were kept in the refrigerator since December 24 in wet/moist sand. They were beginning to form mold.... today they were cleaned/rinsed and will be placed in the fridge until they are planted... hopefully in the next week.
Some of the seeds are from the apples we ate from our farm...but 2/3 were bought from a seed company in Italy.
This is the 1st year I am trying to scarify the apple seeds this way...will see how it goes.
I plan on planting 5 seeds or more per hole. Hopefully the weather will be cold enough to complete the scarification process and the conditions will be favorable/not very adverse.
We also collected seeds from store bought apples. It seems store bought apples have seeds that were cold scarified, just to the right degree. They do very well here...40 to 50% survival rate. Two or three of these seeds will be placed in each hole.
Again to summarize what we do: seeds are placed in the ground and are left to fend for themselves... totally; no intervention.
Thus keeps the cost of time and money to a bare minimum, and allows a single individual to have a significant positive impact on his/her surroundings.
As always we are at the mercy of mother nature and I have gone to the same piece of land 3 and 4 or 5 times before it's completely covered with trees.
Konstantinos Karoubas wrote:Hola Antonio,
Felicitaciones for your success !!!
I will definitely try chestnuts at all locations next fall.
Send us a small video and/or photos.
Konstantinos Karoubas wrote:Something eat/destroyed a perfectly good young oak tree...
Not heat or drought...must have been a pest/creature of some kind.
All part of the process.