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pomegranate seeds

Posted by tjaranch 8b (My Page) on
Wed, Jan 7, 09 at 11:39

Apples from seeds can taste awful, and so can citrus. But some fruits are naturally sweet (think wild blackberries) and I'm wondering where pomegranates fall. I started a bunch from seeds--they're now about 2" tall and healthy. But then it occured to me that genetic variability may give them poorer fruit quality. I know that if you want to be sure, you should do cuttings, but what I have is starts from seed. I'd hate to put 2+ years in them if they're going to be terrible, but I'd also hate to dump them needlessly. Does anyone have experience with this?

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RE: pomegranate seeds

why takea chance use the seedlings as grafting root stock or start over with cuttings of known fruit quality.
Save one seedling as an experiment & let us all know the results. (if fruit is "good")

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