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by IL Paradise Farm
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: New here and a few questions
Replies: 9
Views: 948

Re: New here and a few questions

Prunus avium does indeed require warm stratification for optimum success. You can skip this process and go straight to cold stratification if you so desire. If some seeds fail to germinate, you can remove them from the fridge, give them a 30 day warm stratification, then put them back in the fridge ...
by IL Paradise Farm
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: New here and a few questions
Replies: 9
Views: 948

Re: New here and a few questions

Yes, all of the scientific research papers that I read, said that cracking the seed coat increased the percentage of germination. You have to be careful though, it's easy to apply too much force and damage the seed inside. Planting them outside for winter stratification, I wouldn't worry about remov...
by IL Paradise Farm
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: New here and a few questions
Replies: 9
Views: 948

Re: New here and a few questions

I don't know anything about Canada but if you have your seeds now, you may be able to plant them outside and have a long enough cold stratification in the ground for them to germinate come spring. It's too late here in zone 6 to stratify outside, that would have been back in late Dec / early Jan. Ch...
by IL Paradise Farm
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Ornamental scion
Replies: 3
Views: 718

Re: Ornamental scion

What kind of ornamentals do you have? I have a couple of flowering crab apples and have been looking into adding more in the future, as long as they are stunningly beautiful varieties.
by IL Paradise Farm
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: The Apple Wiki
Replies: 2
Views: 738

Re: The Apple Wiki

Given the large amount of spam this forum is receiving lately, I didn't even click on the link.
by IL Paradise Farm
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Plum identity crisis
Replies: 3
Views: 781

Re: Plum identity crisis

We need flowering time and fruit ripening times. Photos of the ripe fruit could also help.
by IL Paradise Farm
Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Perry Pears
Replies: 5
Views: 1909

Re: Perry Pears

http://harmonyorchards.com/pears-perrys/ <- They have them. Might be worth a shot to ask them if they have scionwood available. I've gotten scion from a place like that before, doesn't hurt to ask. http://harmonyorchards.com/contact/ Let me know what you find out, might like to have a Yellow Huffcap...