Can I just pot these up in dirt and get seedlings? I’ve seen others use more elaborate methods, but I’m wondering if anyone has been successful simply throwing the lumpy orbs into pots filled with dirt. Can the seeds survive the winter cold and get adequately started in this manner?
Eventually I would plant them as understocks destined for topworking to accomodate Seedless Che scions.
Yes just plant the fruit or let it rot in place . Even half or 1/4 pieces should have enough seed . Root cuttings will grow . Run a bulldozer through a old hedge row and root pieces will send up shoots .
I used to just pitch them in the bed of the pickup and let 'em blet (yeah, I mean rot, but it sounds more fruity if I say ‘blet’) over the winter. Be sure to wear some rubber or plastic gloves when you start picking through the mushy things to isolate the seeds - they stink!, and it’ll take days for the funk to wear off your hands otherwise…