[NAFEX] Honeyberry seed
ernestplutko at wiktel.com
Thu Mar 25 12:56:04 EDT 2010
I obtained HASKAP seeds in Winnipeg.
---- Original Message ----
From: mijwiz at yahoo.com
To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Honeyberry seed
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2010 06:58:17 -0700 (PDT)
>I followed Sarah's stratification instructions to the letter: I
>planted the seeds in pots, watered, and put them in the fridge for 6
>weeks. Took them out for a couple weeks, nothing happened, so I put
>them back in the fridge. In a couple more weeks, they started
>sprouting in the fridge.
>I wonder if this stratification is necessary only with stored seed.
>These things ripen their fruit so early in the season, they could get
>most of a season's of growth in if they started as soon as a bird
>planted them. Maybe cold-stratification is necessary only with dried
>seed, but really fresh seed can sprout immediately.
>Oh, and Sarah mailed out "Honeyberry" seed, not "Haskap" seed.
>--- On Thu, 3/25/10, Matt Demmon <mdemmon at gmail.com> wrote:
>> From: Matt Demmon <mdemmon at gmail.com>
>> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Haskap seed
>> To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
>> Date: Thursday, March 25, 2010, 8:42 AM
>> Ernest, I've heard that Haskap does
>> need cold stratification to
>> germinate. And from your experiment, it sounds like they
>> germinating well after cold treatment. What information are
>> you using
>> to draw the conclusion that they don't need cold to
>> germinate? I've
>> had many stone fruits germinate in the fridge while being
>> stratified, and chestnut too, while they won't germinate
>> without cold
>> stratification. I've just taken this to mean that they
>> don't need to
>> be returned to a warm environment to germinate like many
>> seeds, they
>> just rely on the length of time at a cold temperature to
>> tell them
>> when to germinate. Interested in your thoughts, because my
>> haskap that
>> I stratified in the fridge are showing no signs of
>> germination after
>> several weeks of being potted up at 60 degrees.
>> z5 se MI
>> On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 11:30 AM, Ernest Plutko
><ernestplutko at wiktel.com>
>> > I obtained a variety of haskap seed last autumn. I
>> put then with
>> > moistened peat in a sealed one quart jar. Buried the
>> jar in my
>> > garden over winter. Dug up the jar last week with
>> the aid of warm
>> > water to thaw dirt. A few of the haskap seeds are
>> > Turns out that haskap seed does not need cold
>> treatment to germinate.
>> > Just plant them when you get them. I didn't do
>> enough research.
>> > I'll baby the sprouting seeds. I usually have a
>> black thumb when
>> > starting seeds.
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