I’m not cracking any of them…i’m digging a trench and tossing them in…marking the location and calling it good. Might lose some, but plenty will still sprout. Peaches are really good about sprouting…i’d say plums are not as likely to sprout.
I planted three outside as-is last fall except that I let the seeds dry inside until I was ready to plant. Is the drying necessary before planting outside? If anyone remembers the seed I planted was from three plums that I previously posted. One measured very close to 4". Only one seedling has emerged and I will be budding scions from it next week. Looking forward to my world record size/quality plum tree. Just kidding but I do hope it is a decent plum. Bill
Kind of a separate question, same general topic. For those who have planted peach pits in say zone 5-6 how much growth does a germinated seed put on the first year? I will be grafting to the seedlings and wonder if they will be of sufficient size after 4-5 months to do so?
I plant peach pits in the late summer and they seem to come up pretty good late the next spring. If I can keep the weeds down and some mulch on them, they are generally plenty big to bud in the late summer (one year after planting the pits). I’d say they grow about 3’ the season with about a pencil size thickness on average, at they point they are budded.
That’s what I do. As I eat the fruit, I rinse and put the pits in a sandwich bag 1/2 full with potting soil and keep it in the refrigerator. After a month or two I’ll pot them up. I usually get a few inches or more before they go dormant.