[NAFEX] apricots from seed
Mark & Helen Angermayer
hangermayer at isp.com
Wed Jul 25 12:27:18 EDT 2007
Self-fertile trees reproduce more true to variety than trees that require
pollinators. In my Nafex handbook there is a quote from Thomas Jefferson
indicating "peaches produce a faithful copy of themselves by seed" (or
something like that, I'm too lazy to go down and look it up exactly). He
was probably not dealing with the hybridized versions of today, but still
I've heard pretty good results with growing self fertile trees from seed.
Most apricots are self-fertile so my guess is you'd probably get a good
----- Original Message -----
From: "Karen Kellogg" <garuda2 at comcast.net>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Monday, July 23, 2007 8:19 PM
Subject: [NAFEX] apricots from seed
> My largest apricot, which is either Sungold or Moongold, had a bumper
> crop last week. I ate as many as my stomach could tolerate; dried a
> few hundred, and made a rhubarb-apricot jam. The tree is from Fedco;
> it was visited by a welcome swarm of bees as it bloomed this spring.
> Fruit had surface blemishes, but was GOOD!
> I've been told it is grafted; any reason to save and grow the seeds??
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