Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Apple Trees, Part 2

After sorting through my seed collection, I bagged up the apple seeds.

I put two seeds in each bag with a wad of damp toilet paper.

Almost a hundred bags of apple seeds.  Lots of crispin from our old place, some macs and an assortment of unknown varieties.

I tucked them all into an empty cardboard box- they're supposed to stay in the dark- and then down to the cold room.  Now to ignore them until April or so...


  1. I am so impressed. I am so envious. I so don't have lots of room and probably not enough time to see fruits of apple tree

  2. I am a first-time visitor to your blog. The name on your bags is my last night (married last name.) It caught my eye. :-)

    I am really enjoying your blog!

  3. Only problem with that method is the roots will grow into the paper towel.. and with trees, that's a tap root.

    That's a good way to check seed germination, but transplanting from it gets tricky, even when you keep an eye on it. If you catch seeds *JUST* as the sprout, moving them is easy.. even a day delay and it can be a mess.

    Good luck with your garden!!

  4. Why is that a problem? Paper towels are biodegradable. I put the paper towel and seed sprout in the pots, and covered with soil. I suppose it might be an issue if both seeds sprouted and you wanted to keep them, but I only got one sprout from each of two bags the first time I started trees.

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