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Name: darlene
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Age: 30s
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Date: 9/6/2004


Question:
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 root?


Replies:
http://pearl.agcomm.okstate.edu/hort/fruits/f6211.htm

"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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