Tree seeds

Tree seeds

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The fruit is the tree's seed container par excellence. There are seeds that fall to the ground, under the tree, others that, equipped with a kind of wings, are carried by the wind even at a great distance from the shrub that produced them. The seeds of the plane tree, for example, are contained in the small bullets that are seen hanging between the branches, attached to thin petioles. Some of these small bullets begin to fall to the ground in early autumn; others, however, resist on the branches throughout the winter. There are hundreds of plantain seeds in each bullet. To find the pine seeds instead, you will need to open a cone of the pine tree. Collect the cones when they are brown, but not yet open. You will find two thin winged seeds, flattened against each scale of the cone. Shake the cone well and the seeds will fall out.

How to grow tree seeds

The seeds of small fruits such as apple, pear, lemons and in general all those that have small dimensions, should be left in a glass filled with water for a couple of days. Then they will be placed in plastic pots with common universal soil, taking care to keep the soil always moist but never soggy. After that, you will need to expose the pot to the sun and wait. The operation, to have a better chance of success, is best done in spring / summer. For "shell" seeds such as almond, apricot and peach for example, you need to take the stone, scratch the shell with a sharp knife, take a glass by putting damp cotton on the bottom of the glass, and place the stone on it and cover it with more damp cotton (important attention, damp, not soaked). The glass must be placed in a damp place, taking care to always keep the cotton wet and wait about a month. After a month the shell will have opened at the scratch and a small root will have been created. At this point it will be necessary to take the seed and bury it in a pot, expose it to the sun and within a short time you will be able to see the strong and vigorous plant grow.

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Tips for improving planting

Often the sowing attempts, useless to deny it, fail. Here is the main reason:

The main mistake is to throw everything away when nothing is sprouting. Keep in mind that it takes a year to grow and it will be necessary to wet the substrate day after day for the embryo to wake up and something is born. It is enough to forget a single day to water or do it excessively to see the embryo dry or rot. A trick to avoid this could be to plant the seed in a pot already occupied by another plant so it is difficult to forget to water it.

The best times for sowing are autumn and the end of winter, then for each type of seed it is good to also refer to the lunar cycles. Each type of seed corresponds to a better moon period to be planted.

Seeds by name simpler to germinate and tougher seeds

A beautiful seed to grow and which generally guarantees excellent results is the medlar seed. It is a wild plant that has no particular needs and requirements so if we plant a dozen kernels we are almost certain that at least 4 or 5 will germinate and give life to our seedling. The time required is about 40 days. Simple to germinate and also beautiful as a visual impact is the seed of the Judas tree, that tree that in spring colors pink many avenues of many of our cities.

A seed instead tougher to germinate and manage are in general those of citrus fruits, the seed of citrus fruits tends to produce sugary substances that tend to form mold, so the probability of planting citrus seeds and then finding them moldy is very high. This problem can be solved by washing the seed under running water and then with a solution of water and bleach.

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