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Old 07-21-2014, 01:09 PM
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It almost looks like a strange lil creature from the sea. Pretty neat. I'm gonna try one, again. when did you put it in dirt? How long ago was it?
Have you ever rooted a plum or cherry pit?
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Old 07-21-2014, 01:33 PM
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Not sure when I put it in the dirt....maybe 1 to 2 weeks ago. They don't take long to germinate.


You might just want to germinate yours in a moist paper towel, Cathy. Then you can watch them up-close as they sprout.


Ok I got another shot for you guys. The position of the seed in the picture, is how I've got it positioned in the soil, so the pretty cherry trunk can lift up and out.



See the pretty yellowish leaves at the top of the baby tree?





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Old 07-21-2014, 01:36 PM
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By the way, Cathy....


Yes, I am currently germinating cherry seeds in my fridge where they've been for 7 weeks. Cherry seeds need a cold-stratification period before they'll break dormancy and germinate. I crack my cherry seeds out of the pits to speed germination.


Also too, I'm currently germinating apricot and plumcot seeds!
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Old 07-21-2014, 01:37 PM
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yes it is very neat to be able to watch it grow with you it is really a very unusual plant the way it is growing
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Old 07-21-2014, 07:55 PM
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Thumbs upThanks, Raccoon!


My little tangerine seedlings are coming along nicely. Here they are tonight...





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Old 07-21-2014, 07:56 PM
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they are growing pretty good and look very happy
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Old 07-21-2014, 08:06 PM
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Thanks, Raccoon!


Tangerine plants make very attractive houseplants, apparently. I've been wanting to grow one for awhile now....finally got around to doing it.


Only going to grow one tree but will give the extras to pals.


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Old 07-21-2014, 08:08 PM
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sounds like a good idea
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Old 07-25-2014, 11:43 PM
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Here is an apricot seed tonight germinating in moist paper towels in my refrigerator. This particular seed took over 7 weeks of cold-stratification in my fridge, to break dormancy!






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Old 07-26-2014, 08:08 AM
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it looks like a very cool fruit tree when it gets bigger
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Old 07-26-2014, 10:35 AM
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Can't wait to see some leaves soon on the apricots.


I've got some more mango seeds soaking in water today, to germinate for some friends who want to try growing them too. See the white roots growing on the one seed?




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Old 07-26-2014, 10:57 AM
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yep they are not like the other one you got started the other day that one was very different
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Old 07-26-2014, 11:02 AM
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That seed was much further ahead though. These ones haven't reached that stage yet so we'll see.


Speaking of that other alien-looking mango Raccoon, here it is this morning, rising up from the soil....





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Old 07-26-2014, 11:11 AM
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it is still a weird looking critter and very cute the way he is growing
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Old 07-26-2014, 01:29 PM
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It looks like it's bowing down! Lol
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