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Medlar seedlings - got them to grow, now what?


 
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:57 pm    Post subject: Medlar seedlings - got them to grow, now what? Reply with quote

I have two Medlar seedlings germinated, both doing OK dispite the fact that one of my cats - Snapdragon eat the first leaves off the one, but it grew again. I have been looking closely at them, and have noticed that the one that did not get eaten has two stems growing out of the one seed. Does anyone know if Medlar amongst the plants (like corriander) that have two seeds in one seed casing. I have seperated Corriander double seedlings in the past, but I obviousely don't want to trying to do that with the Medlar unless I know that there are two plants therein. Does anyone know if it's possible to seperate the two stems, or am I being greedy?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it is not normal grown from seed

http://www.kitchengardeners.org/2006/01/medlar.html

"Medlars are hard to start froom seed, so most varieties are grafted onto pear root stock."
more detail in link below
http://www.weekendgardener.net/2007/09/try-something-new-grow-medlar-mespilus.htm
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2009 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The leaves have pointy tips, surrations and a fury grey backing. They are looking good and growing strongly. There is still one stem coming from one seed, and two stems coming from the other. It is OOOoooh terribly tempting to go in there with a razor blade and see if I can split the double into singles. I am not really that bothered if they produce a particular variety of fruit, necesitating buying a grafted plant, but I do hope they produce some sort of fruit.
If anyone knows about species medlars, I would be interested to hear what they are like when fully grown - assuming I can get mine to survive that long without slicing them up... :twisted:
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