how to start nectarine tree

fuzzy158(7)June 26, 2008

I have saved the seeds from some nectarines I bought at the market. I am wondering if I can plant trees. Anyone out there know how/when to start them?

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georgez5il(z5 IL)

Store seed at 40F for 12 weeks THEN Lightly cover soil temperature 65-70 taking 120-365 days for germination.
Tree will be slow to flower & produce fruit..... Fruit will not be exactly like the parent. so seedling used as root stock & graft a known tree to it...

    Bookmark   June 26, 2008 at 6:52PM
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fuzzy158(7)

Thank you! I will put my seeds in the frige today, that would have me planting at the end of September. Does that seem a reasonable time to plant? I dont understand the last part of your post, following the ellipsis (...) Fruit will not be exactly like the parent? What might it be? Might I leave it alone to grow into whatever it will, or is that a bad idea? My sister in law knows how to graft trees, and has offered to show me, but is this necessary, and what benefits are there to grafting?

    Bookmark   June 27, 2008 at 11:59AM
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