Apple Seed Germination
We can't get a simple answer on how long apple seeds need
to "winterize", do we keep it in the fridge or freezer and for how long?
Then, do we transplant to soil or cotton ball soak stuff till you get a
"Apple (Malus spp.) The seed of apple is used primarily for the production
of root-stocks, since apple varieties do not come true from seed. The seed
of apples is dormant and requires stratification at 34oF to 40oF for a
period of two to two and a half months for the completion of
after-ripening. From the time of its extraction from the fruit, the seed
should be kept continuously moist. Excessively prolonged drying results in
the loss of seed vitality."
Anthony Brach Ph.D.
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Update: June 2012