Maple seeds

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Re: Maple seeds

Postby legoman_iac » June 20th, 2017, 3:54 pm

Hey Darren, I'll race you. I planted 4 seeds the day you replied on this thread (15th June) ... see who has any luck first?
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Re: Maple seeds

Postby kcpoole » August 5th, 2017, 5:53 pm

I purchased seed from Neil a few weeks ago and as in Sydney, it is supposed to get real cold next week, I figured now is a good time to put them in.

I purchased a few more seedling trays for a few bucks and mixed up a batch of fine Pumice, Blended Spag moss, Diatomite and Akadama and loaded up the trays.
Seeds scattered around them and topped off with a light sprinkling of mix to hold the seeds down :-)

In a nice sunny spot and hope to see in a few weeks time some new seedlings of Acer palmatum, Acer palmatum weepeing variety? Acer Palmatum (special selected ones ) :) Dwarf Acer palmatum and some Chinese Quince that Neil chucked in too :-)

Thanks Neil fpr the variety and, lets see how they all go :yes:

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Re: Maple seeds

Postby Granite » August 5th, 2017, 9:51 pm

I have about 30 that I picked off a weeping maple sitting in my fridge in a damp vermiculite medium. I'll be sowing them in early spring.

I have never had mould issues with vermiculite.
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Re: Maple seeds

Postby melbrackstone » August 6th, 2017, 8:16 am

I bought seeds from shibui a couple of months ago, put them straight into their mix without stratification, and they've all popped up so well I've already pricked a lot out and put them into tiny pots. Admittedly the Japanese maple seeds took longest to shoot, but they're doing fine.
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Re: Maple seeds

Postby shibui » August 6th, 2017, 10:17 am

I bought seeds from shibui a couple of months ago, put them straight into their mix without stratification, and they've all popped up so well I've already pricked a lot out and put them into tiny pots

That's a very valuable bit of feedback from Mel.
Fresh maple seeds germinate in Brisbane without stratification :idea:
Something I have long suspected but did not have any evidence for.
Thanks for posting Mel. :tu:
:imo: stratification is a waste of time and effort when germinating fresh maple seed and sometimes even counterproductive. Even though Granite does not have problems I have seen plenty of cases where seed starts to rot during stratification.
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Re: Maple seeds

Postby melbrackstone » August 6th, 2017, 10:32 am

Fresh maple seeds germinate in Brisbane without stratification :idea:
Something I have long suspected but did not have any evidence for.


I'm very happy I didn't have to faff around with stratification, Neil. :hooray:
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Re: Maple seeds

Postby melbrackstone » August 7th, 2017, 5:13 pm

Seedlings from Japanese Maple seeds that I received from shibui mid June.

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