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dermodyr
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:14 pm    Post subject: Share your seeds? Reply with quote

Hi, I just recently began sowing some trees from seeds. Sycamore, Horse Chestnut, Common Oak etc and I have to say I get a great buzz from seeing them grow.

Im waiting for the Holm Oak in September in Kilkenny Castle to shed its acorns so I can grow a few of those.

So basically would anybody be interested in trading some seeds from various trees here? At the moment I'm specifically looking for Quercus Rubra (Red Oak) , Aesculus x carnea 'Briotti' (Red Chestnut - these may be sterile though) and Acer saccharum (Sugar Maple) but I cant find any in my area.

Any comments or suggestions?
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dermodyr
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

just found a great ebay site for seeds

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/710-53481-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=11&pub=5574853730&toolid=10001&campid=5336399559&customid=&icep_store=treeseedsonline&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229508&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg

Still cant find specific seeds Im looking for but looks like a great place.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

growing from seed is great fun but can be very slow , beware of Ebay sites that tell you otherwise, they just want a sale/sell !!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Share your seeds? Reply with quote

dermodyr wrote:

Im waiting for the Holm Oak in September in Kilkenny Castle to shed its acorns so I can grow a few of those.

So basically would anybody be interested in trading some seeds from various trees here? At the moment I'm specifically looking for Quercus Rubra (Red Oak) , Aesculus x carnea 'Briotti' (Red Chestnut - these may be sterile though) and Acer saccharum (Sugar Maple) but I cant find any in my area.

Any comments or suggestions?


Quercus seeds usually need to be planted promptly as the lose viability. There's a quick test you can perform but you'll have to google it. Put the acorns in water. If they ????? then are are viable.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if they sink, they're viable. also can be used to test hazelnuts.
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