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    Default Propagating cherry plums from stones

    Well we have had a few posts about cherry plums and related wild plums over the past few weeks. In August, Ginger and I found some trees and picked quite a haul of red, yellow and black ones. We were so pleased with the find and I brought some of the stones home with me in a bag. (And lost the bag until now!)

    My query is, what would people advise I do with the stones now?
    Rinse off the goo and put the stones in the fridge to stratify?
    Leave the goo on and stratify?
    Stratify in the fridge or the freezer?
    How long for?
    When to sow?
    In a tray or out on the lottie?

    If they germinate I will be offering baby cherry plum plants to anyone who will listen to me.

    (Bit like the Ancient Mariner I s'pose )
    Whooops - now what is the dog getting up to?

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    If you have a bag full, why not try all the options, and see what works best!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glutton4... View Post
    If you have a bag full, why not try all the options, and see what works best!?
    See Jeanie...G4 can make sense at times *Ginge runs for the bunker*

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginger ninger View Post
    See Jeanie...G4 can make sense at times *Ginge runs for the bunker*
    'Course she does! She's from darn sarf as well, and us southern gals know a thing or two about common sense!

    Now if I could just wrap a few braincells round the subjects of stratification temperatures and medium for plum stones I'd be a bit happier!
    Whooops - now what is the dog getting up to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanied View Post
    'Course she does! She's from darn sarf as well, and us southern gals know a thing or two about common sense!
    Here Here!!

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