Low chill Peach pit trade

LuckyDurazno(9)May 3, 2014

I'm looking for low chill peach seeds or pits under 300 Chilling hours, like babcock, red baron,Mid-pride, desert gold, evas' pride etc, also heirloom varieties even if they are not low chill. Does any one have any to trade or give.
I'll pay the shipping. Thanks!

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fireduck(10a)

Planting pits instead of grafted fruit trees is almost always a mistake. There is a 99% chance the resulting fruit from that tree will be a dud. Why do you want to do this?

    Bookmark   May 4, 2014 at 10:44AM
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LuckyDurazno(9)

I'm doing it as an experiment. Every one says that it's not worth it, that very few will be any good, but most of them have not tried it, they just go by what others tell them or what they have heard.
I want to do it myself and find out for sure.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2014 at 11:32PM
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drew51 SE MI Z5b/6a

The problem is that it could not be true to cultivar. Peaches can even be polinated by an almond. Waiting 5 years to discover you have a dud just isn't worth it.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2014 at 7:50AM
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LuckyDurazno(9)

Great, I might get a Juicy peach with almonds inside! :)
The best of both worlds!

    Bookmark   May 5, 2014 at 3:02PM
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drew51 SE MI Z5b/6a

You can buy Peach-Almond hybrids, Titan, Reliance etc.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2014 at 5:14PM
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Suzi AKA DesertDance Zone 9b

I am currently tossing infected pits from brown rot into the garbage. I doubt you want those. I don't even know what kind of peach I own. It was here. It's a cling, yellow flesh, juicy and delicious! But, like everyone says...... Pits are the pits!

Suzi

    Bookmark   May 5, 2014 at 9:06PM
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melikeeatplants

Lots of naysayers here.....

I've never tired myself but I have seen reports of people planting peach seeds and having good fruit relatively quickly. You can probably search and find on this forum.

I have a 3 in 1 , May Pride, Mid-Pride, Desert Gold

All taste great... give me a mailing address and I can send some pits...

    Bookmark   May 6, 2014 at 12:04AM
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drew51 SE MI Z5b/6a

I'm just trying to give a realistic view, but it would be fun to do all the same. I still would want some named cultivars to make sure I get decent fruit. I have an Indian Free, it is not self fertile, so it for sure cannot come out true, but the hybrid might be some amazing new cultivar. I have a Spice Zee Nectaplum, Arctic Glow nectarine, and Lucky 13 peach. One of them would have to be the pollen parent.
I myself do like growing things from seed, so yeah why not, just don't expect it to be true, but it may be even better too, always a chance. It's a lot of time to invest, but as long as you don't expect much, you have nothing to lose.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2014 at 6:52AM
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