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  1. maf

    maf Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    You are doing the best thing by planting them. You could even bag up a small plant pot with some of the seeds and soil and put back in fridge if you want to stratify for longer.

    Your paper towels could have been too wet if rotting occurs. They need oxygen as well as moisture. I use damp (not soaking) peat or seedling potting mix for strat.
     
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    Soumil Yarlagadda Active Member Maple Society

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    How can i prevent dampening off or stop it?
     
  3. maf

    maf Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    A well drained airy soil mix works for me
     
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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    And copper, copper, copper. Sorry to hear about the mold. I agree the PT would have been too wet.

    I do the same as Maf.

    Re: A. obtusifolium, mine has never made seed, or even flowered. But I do have a seedling from @alex66 s garden, (germinated by Phil) which I think is maybe a hybrid, but I'm not sure. It has really big, and somewhat more pointed leaves. It's a really nice looking seedling, still in a pot. But both the seedling and the large established maple in the ground are deciduous here, though I'm sure it would be evergreen in your climate.
     
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    Soumil Yarlagadda Active Member Maple Society

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    How do i apply copper? Like in what form?
     
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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Pulverized, as a mist. I use a squeeze bottle for small applications, or a big sprayer with a lance for larger trees.

    What you want to spray is "Bordeaux Mix", which you can google, or some form of soluble copper sulfate. I believe many Americans swear by a product called Phyton27, although I understand it's expensive.
     
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    Soumil Yarlagadda Active Member Maple Society

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    i removed the rest of the seeds from the paper towel and replaced the medium with potting soil. nothing to remove mold, but im guessing soil or sand is much better than paper towel. they will be stratified in potting soil from the garden now, is that a better choice?
     
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    Soumil Yarlagadda Active Member Maple Society

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    Seeds new location
     

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    Soumil Yarlagadda Active Member Maple Society

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    Some more pics of the sugar maple seeds (they are the brown seeds you see in the photo . Cant wait for them to sprout, hoping i didnt put too much soil that will rot these seeds, especially that they are removed from the pericarp.
     

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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    The medium looks good so they should be fine.

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    Soumil Yarlagadda Active Member Maple Society

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    Bigleaf maple seeds sprouting

    I hope the sugar maple seeds will sprout
     

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    LoverOfMaples Generous Contributor Maple Society

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    A. pensylvanicum seeds from the MS seed exchange are sprouting. Fridge stratification started 1/13.
     

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    Soumil Yarlagadda Active Member Maple Society

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    thats unusual. dont they take more than 3 months? what method di you use?
     
  14. emery

    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Hey D, did they give the source of the seed? Usually it gets included.

    I guess I'll be checking seeds in the fridge today! One advantage of not using peat/sand, I guess it makes it really easy do spot the radicel.
     
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    LoverOfMaples Generous Contributor Maple Society

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    Hey E, Netherton Arboretum, England. I hope you find a pleasant surprise once you check.

    From my experience nothing is set in stone when it comes to seed germination. Most give the most common estimated time.
     
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    Soumil Yarlagadda Active Member Maple Society

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    So any seeds germinated?
     
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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Nope, not a thing! Just as well, it's really too early here.

    D, it will be interesting to see how those come out. A. pensylvanicum loves to hybridize. I have friends who sent me some collected in central Maine, but I don/t think the seed was ripe; we'll try again at some point.
     
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    I get excited when the word 'hybridize' get thrown in the mix.
     
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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    LOL Maple geeks, for sure!
     
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    Soumil Yarlagadda Active Member Maple Society

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    Bigleaf maple seeds that were sown a week ago are now germinating. Pretty cool. A bird tore up one of the seeds though :(
     

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    Soumil Yarlagadda Active Member Maple Society

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    Some more photos of the bigleaf maple seeds
     

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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    I got a few packets of seeds from French members. I planted them all outside (the seeds!). The first one to germinate is from a dozen seeds labelled 'Okushimo' :

    acerp-okushimo-sem21_220228a.jpg
     
  23. LoverOfMaples

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    I think 'Shishigashira' may have the smallest seeds.
     

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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Noice. Did you participate in the main MS seed distribution as usual Alain?
     
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    I didn't. I was not sure it was even possible considering the new customs rules. Anyway, I thought I had enough trees that I can't place where they would naturally grow. I sent, and got seeds from French members, but they were mainly "palm/oenum".
     
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