Orange, Date and Kiwi's...

Discussion in 'Plant Propagation' started by Majentas, Jan 27, 2007.

  1. Majentas

    Majentas Active Member

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    Hello again, this site is so useful.

    Does anyone have any tips on planting Date, Orange and Kiwi seeds? I've recently become obsessed and need to plant every seed I find! Currently, I have Orange and Date seeds soaking in water. I've also planted a whole Kiwi and some Orange slices(with seed inside). They are in separate pots. I've already read a few tips but, there's so many different ways out there. Does anyone have any tried and true methods?
     
  2. Newt

    Newt Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Here's how to propagate citrus.
    http://members.aol.com/citrusweb/pdf/propagation.pdf

    Growing oranges:
    http://www.easyfruit.co.uk/oranges/index.html

    Propogate kiwi:
    http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/morton/kiwifruit_ars.html
    http://fruitsandnuts.ucdavis.edu/crops/Kiwifruit_Propagation.pdf
    http://www.homeorchardsociety.org/article/22/

    Dates also have male and female plants and I'm thinking you just want the fun of growing one and aren't looking to harvest dates some day. From this site:
    http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/tisscult/biotech/datepalm.htm

    Newt
     
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    LPN Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Nice work Newt. Plenty of good info there ... Thanks, LPN.
     
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    Newt Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    LPN Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Phoenix species are dead easy from seed and need no pre-treatment. No wonder the date palm has managed so well in many parts of the world. I have a Cretean Date palm - Phoenix theophrastii (probably 25 examples) that I grew from seed and now resides in my garden. It's a small one gallon specimen and has managed quite happily dispite a nasty winter here on Vancouver Island. I'll check that link Newt and again thanks, LPN.
     
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    LPN Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Just read that peice and also in the Troubleshooting section regarding Trachycarpus germination ... "Trachycarpus Germination - the seed that nearly defeated me!"
    I've never experience the difficulty that this poor fellow had. They sprout like weeds here without any cleaning.

    Cheers, LPN.
     
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    WOW! That's all the info i'll need. Thank-you for spending the time.

    Cheers.
     

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