[NAFEX] Germinating Amelanchier Seed

Louis Pittman lucky.pittman at murraystate.edu
Sun Jul 3 11:27:00 EDT 2011


3-5 months cold stratification, or passage through the GI tract of a bird.

I bought about 10-12 small 1-yr seedlings of several Amelanchier species
from Ken Asmus at OIKOS Tree Crops this spring, then a couple of weeks
later, when I was harvesting fruits from some 12-yr old A.x grandiflora
seedlings my kids and I had planted at the elementary school they attended,
I noticed that the mulch bed surrounding them was a virtual lawn of little
2-3" tall serviceberry seedlings.  I gently lifted some from beneath each of
the four mature plants and potted them up to grow out and transplant at a
later date.

On Sat, Jul 2, 2011 at 8:36 PM, Robert Stanton
<robert.l.stanton at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hello All,
> Does anyone have any knowledge on germinating Amelanchier seed?
> I have obtained a number of fruits from wild A. arborea and am looking
> to grow from seed, if possible.  Do I need to scarify, cold-stratify,
> etch in acid, or attempt any other method to see good germination
> success?
> Best,
> Robert
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