Fruit tree seedlings?


Unsure what these are. Probably smallflower pawpaw, possibly bigflower pawpaw, possibly soursop (smallflower was about to push roots when I planted it, so its the most likely).
Theres a chance its a eugenia, but never seen one pop out like that. The only other things it could be are Mistol (ziziphus mistol) or African Sherbet tree (dialium schlechteri). I was hoping it would push the seed out with it, but it didn’t. I always have everything organized and label, and then move everything.

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These are growing quite quickly

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Apparently, when sown fresh, morus nigra seeds germinate without the need for cold stratification…
I took seeds from this premature and just underripe mulberry on June 18th and sown about 5 without even fermenting or anything.


Here’s the winner today:

We’ll see how it catches up with the best looking spring seedling which is already throwing side branches

I have a few others sown last autumn, that got stunted as the weather cooled temporarily at the end of May.

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mamay sapote shed its seed case

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Some eugenia zuccarini (Guapinhem-Acu) sprouting. Should open up there leaves soon.

Something from my “leftover seeds that didn’t rot but I didn’t know what they were” tray. Lots of things this can be, waiting for the seed to fall off to get a good look at it.

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Are you sure it wasn’t mixed up with a black sapote? That looks exactly like my black sapote seedlings and doesn’t really resemble a mamey sapote to me.

My persimmon seedlings just coming up till how big they are now now.




105± alive right now.

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The ones that couldn’t take being under water were thinned out.:woozy_face:

planned out from a mamey fruit!

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Seems like my “let’s sow these green seeds from a Meader blueberry into my perilla pot and see what happens” experiment was a success. Now, what? I suppose, unless the Winter will also be early, we should have a few frosts in November and freezes from December. Is that enough time for them to stand a chance and overwinter?

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I have to agree that doesn’t look like a mamey, mamey leaves are like a loquat leaf.


Mamey

Black sapote

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Aren’t mamey seeds massive? I didn’t think they pushed their seeds out of the ground like an annona or black sapote. More like a cinnamon apple seed or a canna lily where the stalk just grows out of a big giant seed.

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Yeah you can’t see them with that photo but they are like a oval avocado pit basically

A few community pots in need of potting up/separating:

Clockwise from the top: osage orange, ice cream bean, and (alleged) Morus nigra from Sheffield’s seed lot from India. Their Hungarian seed lot was actually alba so this might be, too.

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To stir things up, could it also be indica?

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Here’s my new white sapote fruit tree seedlling I just removed from a person’s back yard and will be planting it in my front yard today.

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Could be! But if so it’ll still be diploid when I get it tested. Since nigra is the only docosaploid Morus species, that’s the way I test alleged black mulberry seedlings.

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could be a mismatched label, I don’t remember eating or planting a small seed in there but it’s always possible given how my brain is, I’ll be happy with either honestly.

it has first leaves showing

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I’d say that’s almost definitely black sapote. Here’s what they look like before the seed comes off (this is my most stubborn seedling this year):

Mine are not quite as far along as yours, but here’s what a couple of my other black sapote seedlings look like:


Did you also eat a black sapote? They look like this, in case maybe it was a fruit mix-up rather than seed mix-up:
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(photo from googling, not mine, but it’s an accurate photo, albeit a larger than average fruit)

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fruit mix-up! definitely. it was delicious, I’m happy enough to have it

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