- Jun 2, 2008Hey Geir,
Thanks for that, will give them lots of rainwater and keep them in the
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Geir Flatabø" <geirf@...> wrote:
> No problems my experience,
> but remember
> they are living in wet, acit peaty bogs,
> so they have to be germinated in 101 % humidity,
> low temperature,
> acid peat !
> Cold stratifying has beene done.
> Geir Flatabø
> 2008/6/2 wildwillowkins <wildwillowkins@...>:
> > 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,
> > 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 hasblown 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.
> > Regards,
> > Willowkins
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