How To Grow Nectarines From Seed

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I woke up this morning in a ‘fruity’ mood, I just felt like adding more fruit trees to our ever expanding orchard. We have already grown lychee tree from seed and most recently we successfully managed to grow apricot trees from seed, so the next thing on our list was how to grow nectarines from seed.

I managed to save some seeds from nectarines that I got from the local fair. If you do not know what a nectarine looks like, it looks just like a peach but has a bright redish yellow smooth skin. I uderstand that after it has sprouted and been planted we should have fruits from the tree within 3 to 5 years.

How To Grow Nectarines From Seeds

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Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • nectarine seeds
  • paper towel
  • potting soil
  • small glass jar or air tight container
  • hammer or vice
  • large pots (optional)

Your pit has to be dry before you can crack it open and extract the soft seed inside. The best way to dry it, is out in the sun for a few days, just lay it on a paper towel. When dry you can carefully crack it open with a hammer or a vice, and remove the seed inside without damaging it.

Store the seed in sealed jar over winter, and just before Spring shows up, remove and soak overnight. Fill the glass jar with moistened potting soil and cover your seed in there. Then you’ll have to screw on your lid and return to the fridge. Your seed should sprout within a few weeks, remove and plant either outside after the last frost or indoors in large pots. All you need is a little patience and you will have your own nectarine tree.

You can follow step by step instructions on eHow, here…

How To Grow Nectarines From Seed


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