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Non-tree fruit propagation from seed

Posted by docmattman 7 (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 7, 12 at 21:26

I know that when propagating from a tree fruit (i.e. peaches, pears, apples, cherries, etc) when you grow a plant from a seed, it probably won't grow true to the form of fruit. I was wondering if I plant seeds from a strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, or blackberry will it grow a plant of the same type as the fruit it came from or will it be something else like tree fruit. I know these fruits aren't grafted to rootstocks, so I'm wondering if there is still a possibility that I won't get the same type of fruit from the seeds. Anyone know the answer to this?

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RE: Non-tree fruit propagation from seed

  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Tue, Aug 7, 12 at 22:23

Depends on the berry. Many of the store-bought berries are hybrids, so there is no telling what the berry characteristics will be on your seed-sprouted plant. If you have purchased heirloom varieties like some small growers or farmers markets might offer, or native berries like blackberries when available, those would then come true.

RE: Non-tree fruit propagation from seed

Good to know. Thanks for the info.

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