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2580Re: Cranberries

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  • wildwillowkins
    Jun 2, 2008
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      Hey Geir,

      Thanks for that, will give them lots of rainwater and keep them in the
      shade.

      Regards,

      Willowkins

      --- In pfaf@yahoogroups.com, "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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