[NAFEX] gooseberry seeds

Ernest Plutko ernestplutko at wiktel.com
Fri Jul 10 19:58:06 EDT 2009

Thank you.  I'll go with root cutting or burying a branch.  I didn't
think seeds would come true but that would be interesting to see what
is produced.

---- Original Message ----
From: lonrom at hevanet.com
To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] gooseberry seeds
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2009 15:58:13 -0700

>I've done it.  Stratification takes from two to four months.  Some 
>species may need double stratification - cold for two months, warm
>a month   or  more, then back into the refrigerator for another two 
>months.  Germination was low.   I was working with old seed, though,
>fresh may do better.
>I assume you are trying to breed new varieties as they  don't come
>from seed.
>Rooting cuttings is the way to propagate an existing variety.
>-Lon Rombough
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>On Jul 10, 2009, at 3:22 PM, Ernest Plutko wrote:
>Anyone raising gooseberry plants from seeds?  Do you have to chill
>seeds before planting?   What about currant seeds?
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