[NAFEX] Exploring hardy Peaches

mIEKAL aND qazingulaza at gmail.com
Wed Nov 11 11:35:50 EST 2009


I'm not sure I understand this.  I never freeze any of the peach pits
I stratify, just hold them in the fridge at 37 F or so.  Never had an
issue with hardiness.  But I'm working with seedling peaches such as
Siberian C.

~mIEKAL

On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 10:30 AM, Evelyn Mellott <e.mellott at xplornet.ca> wrote:
> Subject: NAFEX EXPLORING COLD HARDY PEACHES
>
> In the last Pomona ,Fall 2009 Jim Noted that he has found if the Peach pit
> does not freeze the tree won't be hardy.  Is this because the seeds that are
> not hardy don't survive the extreme cold to germinate or does it actually
> increase the hardiness of the potential tree. I've often started hardy and
> less hardy seeds just by giving the proper chilling ( in the Fridge which
> does not freeze but will germinate earlier and can be started inside
> earlier) because this gives my little tree more time to mature before it has
> to harden off for the winter.  This  is a interesting observation.  Any
> further info on this topic Jim.
> Evelyn



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