2567Re: [pfaf] Cranberries
- Jun 2, 2008No problems my experience,
they are living in wet, acit peaty bogs,
so they have to be germinated in 101 % humidity,
acid peat !
Cold stratifying has beene done.
2008/6/2 wildwillowkins <wildwillowkins@...>:
> This is one I have had rather less success with germinating than goji[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> or kiwi fruits.
> I bought a pack of fresh cranberries last autumn, and realised that
> they are actually pomes, like apples, rather than true berries.
> I cleaned out seeds from some, split others and let yet more get over
> ripe and rot into the compost in a seed tray.
> Some of the cleaned out ones I put in the freezer in case they needed
> frost to trigger their gemination capacity. (I found that with Sweet
> Fern, Sweet Cicely, they will only germinate if they have experienced
> a frost, fresh seed just won't do it.)
> I have so far only one seed come up that might be a cranberry, there
> were some annual weeds that had crept into the seed tray but I'm
> pretty sure none of them were cranberries.
> The one that has come up so far looks like a miniature apple seedling,
> with elongated dicotyleda. It is about a centimeter tall so far. I
> hope this is what I think it is and not some other wild seed that has
> blown in, but it is thicker and stronger than the annual weeds which
> were only on the surface, and is coming up a bit like the kiwis (but
> different shape, so it's not an accidental cross seeding.)
> If anyone has any experience of germinating cranberries I should be
> most grateful to hear about them. I could look on the net, but after
> some of the tosh I have read about germinating gojis I would rather
> get it first hand from someone who has done it than from some remote
> source that is probably trying to sell me their own plants!
> I will post about my own seeds when there is more to say.
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