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Re: germinating seeds, was Mahonia, was Horticulture mag

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  • Subject: Re: [CHAT] germinating seeds, was Mahonia, was Horticulture mag
  • From: "Marge Talt" mtalt@hort.net
  • Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 15:10:10 -0500

> From: Margaret Lauterbach <melauter@earthlink.net>
>  I planned to extract the seeds, Jim.  Wouldn't that work instead
of drying 
> the fruits?  Margaret L
> > >the drupe of the oregon grape is kind of fleshy [enough to jam
or jelly, i 
> >understand], so i think i'd dry them and peel them first.

Well, Margaret, Dirr says that seed should not be allowed to dry out
for M. aquifolium and I assume it would be about the same for other

He says seeds need to be stratified for 90 days at 41F.

Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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