Maple Seeds

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  1. Ken Hamilton

    Ken Hamilton Active Member

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    Beautiful samaras from A. p. "Autumn Glory" ready for stratification.
    I have noticed a scarcity of seeds on jmaples this year in Ireland but glad to find a handful or two on my own trees. I wonder if this scarcity is similar in the rest of U.K.?
     

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    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    @Ken Hamilton good morning Ken, on my part my maples have very few seeds indeed this year. It was the driest May and September on record, so I think this maybe the cause.
    They look excellent Samaras you have there. An anticipated bumper crop in the next two years of Autumn glory for you !!!
     
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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Indeed a terrible year for seed all around. We had a relatively light spring frost (well two actually!) but occurred during flowering. This resulted in many 3+ winged fruit, most of which I don't believe will be viable. Then the drought! The burning sun! Don't get me started! :)

    There's a bit of seed. sometimes in unexpected places, but by and large: roll on 2021.
     
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    dicky5ash Rising Contributor

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    I thought it might be just me..the samaras I had here and there I lost in the high winds several weeks ago..
     
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