Osakazuki, Summer Gold & Bloodgood

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    I'll take a look, thanks!

    I can see there is some green lower down on yours - lovely healthy leaves!
     
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    Thanks Mani and yes that's because it does not get enough sun. The reds need a good amount to keep their colour longer and better IMO.
     
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    Must have been a nightmare having to chop it down! I'll bear that in mind if I ever decide to plant any in the ground!

    p.s. in my previous post I added quotes but for some reason they didn't post!
     
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    Hi Mani that's interesting your Quotes didn't post. You can always post again if you want.
     
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    At what age do Osakazuki, Summer Gold and Bloodgood start producing seeds?
     
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    Good morning Mani, there is a very good thread on this What is the usual age for an AP to produce seeds ?
    There is no definitive answer as you will see.
    My Osakasuki and Bloodgood took several years. I've only just purchased Summer gold so have no evidence on it as yet.
    Hope this points you in the right direction.
     
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    Thanks for the link!

    It must be the most amazing feeling to have one of your "babies" produce it's first seed!!
     
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    Definitely, it beats buying any day. ( it can be an expensive pastime). Also you just never know what will come up. If you want a true cultivar, then you have to graft or buy or like @zfritz is doing, propagate via hydroponics. If you are interested in the latter, there is an excellent thread by zfritz and you will see @kbguess in his early stages of this, that looks like is going to be successful.
    Cloning of maple cuttings in hydroponics
     
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    You mean the seeds look like they should but might be the seeds of the root stock?
     
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    Hi Mani, no Japanese maple seeds do not run true, out of 50 you might get one the same as it's parent. But IMO that is so exciting, that you might get one that nobody has ever seen before. And if it survives past a few years, then name it. Obviously if you want to sell it or its children then that is a different matter. It then has to be officially recognised, registered and been in successful production in large numbers for many years.
     
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    Interesting!

    So, this is why so many are grafted to ensure the tree is what it is supposed to be?
     
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    Good morning Mani, that's exactly right.
     
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    Ahhhhhh! Thanks! Suddenly everything is clear!!
     
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    I'm curious what organization registers interesting new maples?
     
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    Good afternoon Margot, it is the Maple Society.
     
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    Does this indicate a problem with the Maple Society website? The same message comes up for the Maple Society North American Branch.
     

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    Hi Margot, the same happening here as well. Looks like the MS website does indeed have a problem.
     

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