All Things Gardening forum: Growing Ornamental Quince from Seed

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Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
Ignoring Zones altogether
Seed Starter Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Level 1
Nov 28, 2015 12:29 AM CST
I have two ornamental Quince and I have two neighbors that also have them. This Fall, I collected the fruit from all four plants. Most was fairly ripe, some had already ripened fully and fell to the ground. From all, I collected the fruit and today harvested the seed.

Most of it looked very good - some was still a bit too moist so I am going to allow to dry. I tossed maybe 10 % of the seeds which were rotten, very moldy or just otherwise junk.

Anyone grow this from seed?

I will be stratifying my seeds over probably 60 days and plant in February in my basement grow area.

Seeking Feng Shui with my plants since 1976
Name: Tom Cagle
SE-OH (Zone 6a)
Old, fat, and gardening in OH
Nov 28, 2015 7:48 AM CST
Store your seed in damp peat (in the fridge) till March 1st, then use Trudi Davidoff's wintersown technique to germinate seed.

Set your wintersown jug or tote outdoors in the cold and wet. Treating shrub-tree-woodland plant seed like they are tomatoes will only disapoint.

Cut off most of your WS jug to allow seedlings to grow about May 1st.

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