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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:23 pm    Post subject: How many seeds in a haw? Reply with quote

How many seeds are there in a haw, the fruit of the hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna)?

In the sticky on this site it states up to five, and I've read this elsewhere on the 'net.

However, I've also read that it's one, that the tree is also know as "single-seeded hawthorn" and the name monogyna suggests just one.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:07 pm    Post subject: how many seeds in a haw Reply with quote

One. I ate enough of them in my youth to know!
I spat out only one seed per haw.
Not much meat on them either.
But the wild gages were out same time.
And they were lovely.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:12 pm    Post subject: Hawthorn Reply with quote

Looks like your reading too much Wikipedia don't believe all you read there, (Amateurs)
it has one seed, It is best to collect haws from the hedgerow using welders gloves, The seed
needs to be stratified before germination, there are ways around this if you know what to do but best leave it to nature, for more check out this site,
, http://hedgerowmobile.com/hawthorn.html


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, saw that site, it states 2-3. Wikipedia states 1. This site states up to 5.
I grew some a few years ago and got one per haw.
BTW, your spelling has improved.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guatama
The one thing we do NOT do on this forum is criticise a person's spelling, grammar or syntax, whether they can be arsed with Capital letters or punctuation. We accept the knowledge provided by all contributors in the spirit given. Greengage's post is totally accurate. There is more crap on Wikipedia than in any other knowledge base on earth. It would be well for you to consider the motto I adhere to before you start getting superior. "Education is what remains when you have forgotten all you were taught" which levels the playing field marvellously.

I am a 'contributer' to Wikipedia BTW and have been for over eight years and much of what I contribute is crap, albeit accurate crap. Google "Wikipedia WallToAll" for details. If the sum of your 'education' is what you glean from that source you have a way to go.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tks ,walltoall i was only trying to help late at night so didnt bother with the spell check,
Fixed the spelling in case my old English teacher is on here.
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