2579Re: [pfaf] Cranberries Goji Berries
- Jun 2, 2008Hello Wild Willowkins,
Could you please walk me through you germinated the Goji Berries, Please?
wildwillowkins <wildwillowkins@...> wrote:
This is one I have had rather less success with germinating than goji
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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