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    GardenFan is offline Sprouter
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    Got an update on this. I am trying again but decided to try two different methods. The first is a small pot of sand in the fridge the second was to soak a seed over night and then into small a pot of compost in the greenhouse. The reason why these are so dam hard to grow is the seed shell is very tough (candian winters are very bitter) and to soften it enough to start germination can be tricky. The fridge method as Lesley says can take months so if your thinking of growing this little number as well, have paitence.

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    If the seed coat is hard, try nicking with a knife or rubbing it on an emery board. This will allow the moisture to get in & then the seed can sprout.
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    Yeah good tip Nick. If my two other experiments fail then thats my next plan of attack

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    Today I planted up a 6 inch Sakatoon and the other item on my "most wanted fruit bush list" a Choke Cherry. I finally found a nursey that stocks these in the UK and I found by chance in the most recent issue of GYO. The nursey is called Kore and is on the net www.korewildfruitnursery.co.uk. It's mail order only but I can speak from experince that service and delivery times are great and I recommend it if (like me) you fancy growing something different. Pleased as punch that I finally have my Saskatoon
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    Pleased you found it, it's a nice site - lots of goodies

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