[NAFEX] Carmine jewel seeds

Matt Demmon mdemmon at gmail.com
Mon Apr 5 10:49:23 EDT 2010


Hi Scott! I'm near Whitmore Lake, or more specifically, 6 miles north
of Ann Arbor in Northfield Township.

Well, so far, the cherry seedlings are only about 4 inches high. I
just germinated them this spring, so I don't know what they're going
to turn out like. I am interested in the amount of variation in the
leaf shape so far, which is high, from rounded to longer with a
distinct point, and teeth from finer and sharper to coarser and more
rounded.

I got the seeds from Sarah Ewing, on the list. Thanks Sarah! And for
the honeyberry seeds as well.

Thanks Melissa for the correction, my bad on the interspecific mistake
due to typing faster than I can think.

As for what I hope to get out of them, I would think I will get
something similar to the parents. My understanding is that these have
been bred for a few generations, and while not exactly stable, I would
at least expect to get decently sized and tasting fruit on a more or
less small tree/bush, with some variation in all the characters. I
hope I don't get a big tree with awful tasting fruit.

Hope to report more in future years!

On Sat, Apr 3, 2010 at 8:13 PM, S & E Hills <ehills7408 at wowway.com> wrote:
> Matt, where in SE michigan are ya?
>
> What did the carmine Jewell cherry seeds you grew grow into (and please
> don't say cherry trees/bushes)?  Have they fruited for you?
>
> Lastly, where did you (and Ernest) get the seeds from?
>
> Scott Hills
> Zone 6b michigan
>
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> [mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Matt Demmon
> Sent: Saturday, April 03, 2010 9:39 AM
> To: North American Fruit Explorers
> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Carmine jewel seeds
>
> Ernest, mine germinated after 3-4 months of cold after moving to a 60
> degree environment. Some were even germinating in the fridge, however
> others took several weeks to a month to germinate after being moved to
> warmth. Also, the germination rate was not high. Perhaps they are not
> terribly fertile because of their origin as intergeneric hybrids. So
> far I'd say I've got about 25% germ.
>
> I'd like to report that my honeyberry seeds are now germinating en
> masse. hundreds of them, germinating after about 3 months cold, 1
> month warm. I'm curious to experiment with fresh seed.
>
> -matt
> z5 se MI
>
> On Fri, Apr 2, 2010 at 7:39 PM, Ernest Plutko <ernestplutko at wiktel.com>
> wrote:
>> I'm having trouble germinating Carmine jewel seeds.  They don't want
>> to germinate after four months cold stratification.   Some rotted but
>> I think they were damaged when I got them.   Help, what to do?
>>
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