Fertilité of samares according to the varieties

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  1. opusoculi

    opusoculi Well-Known Member

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    Do you know if the seeds of the following varieties are fertile?
    - ornatum
    - katsura
    - shirasawanum jordan


    Thank you for sharing your experiment.
     
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  2. emery

    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Hello my friend,

    I have grown katsura and jordan. Don't remember what the germination rate was though.

    I do seem to think ornatum makes fertile seed, also. If in doubt, cut open with a "cutter" and see if there is an embryo.

    cheers,

    -E
     
  3. opusoculi

    opusoculi Well-Known Member

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    Hello my dear.
    The seeds of ornatum are sold on : japonimport.com/fr/recherche/0/bnsp?p=4 01.32.28.webloc (the 3° Maillot site, graines p2), one can deduce from it they are fertile.
    The seeds of shirasawanum jordan are very large and by opening them(good idea) i found the embryo.
    The seeds of my katsura are very feew and small, even with good glasses the ambryo is not clearly visible; therefore i don't put them in the fridge.
    Thank you for your assistance. I wish you a very musical end of the year.
     
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    itsfullofstars New Member

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    On this topic, I have osakazuki seeds to have very poor fertility. Has anyone else found this.

    While seiryu and senkaki have excellent fertility.
     
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    0soyoung Well-Known Member

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    Do you know that you seeds are viable; that is that they contain an embryo? Maples produce seed even if the flowers weren't pollinated. Inviable seeds are hollow.

    I suggest that you split/cut open a few of your seeds if you have not already done so.
     
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    opusoculi Well-Known Member

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    The age of the tree can also have an importance.
    I have an Acer palmatum ozakazuki 10 years old. The samares are fertile, but i observed the seedlings obtained are seldum/rarely similar to the ozakazuki variety.
     
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