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How to Germinate Apple Seeds

How to germinate apple seeds

People have asked me how I germinated my apple seeds, on today's post I will explain how.  

For me, the following method has worked wonderfully. 
 First, take the seeds of an apple(s) and  place your seeds in a damp paper towel (not soaked), fold the paper towel covering your seeds.  Place your damp paper towel in a plastic zip lock bag.  
Place your plastic bag in the refrigerator; the best place would be the little cubicle on the side of the door of the fridge.  It will take a couple of weeks before you start to see the seed(s) sprout.  After your seeds have sprouted, they will look like this, perhaps smaller, I left them in longer.


When they have sprouted like the above, plant them in soil.  For the first days after planting, water just a little every day (one or two teaspoons).  After that, wait for the soil to dry completely before watering again.  The first leaves to appear are called cotyledons, they are similar to the shape of the seed and will eventually fall off.  
Keep the plant away from heat; temperatures that are too high may hurt the young tree.

This is after a month.
How to germinate apple seeds
(this picture provided by RBERENGUEL)

This is after five to six months.
How to Germinate Apple Seeds
There you have it!
If you have questions please contact me.
Enjoy and Happy Planting.  

45 comments :

  1. Oh thanks for sharing this! Do you think this would work for other seeds as well like plum or peach?

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  2. I have tried it with orange seeds and it worked, but you have to gently peel the thin skin off the orange seed. Right now I'm working on peach and nectarine seeds, it's a different method for those, but once I get it I will post it.

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  3. Thanks for sharing this process. I think this will be a great activity for me and my baby girls. Then they will be able to watch a trees stages of life. Found your site on the blog frog. http://CleverlyChanging.com

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  4. Cute blog! Saw you on blog frog! I'm your newest follower ;-) ~Kimberly


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  5. Really like your blog! Looking forward to checking it out some more:)

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  6. Wow! Thank you for sharing about the apple seeds, I can't wait to try it!
    I found you through Blog Frog, and I love your blog, and can't wait for more great posts from you!
    My blog is www.lisa-bass.blogspot.com...I would love for you to follow, I'm following you!

    Lisa

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  7. Who knew! I need to find out what the apple trees in my backyard are. :)

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  8. This blog is so fun! So much neat stuff! Saw you on Blog Frog, your newest follower! :)

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  9. Wow! Great Idea! :)
    Hello! So looking forward to reading more of your posts!...following you from FFF.

    Would ♥ to hear from you too.:)

    http://chicsassymom.blogspot.com

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  10. I also found you on Blog Frog's "Want More Followers?"(great idea, by the way) and am happy to follow you. What a cozy, relaxing blog you have.

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  11. Found you on Blog Frog and I'm your newest follower. What a great outlet for blogging moms!

    www.jatyourservice.blogspot.com

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  12. Great post! What a fun and interesting thing to share!

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  13. Thanks. I will try your way. A friend has the most magnificent apple tree and I have not been able to germinate them in soil.

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  14. I love the pictures. You have a passion in the work you do. Keep up the great work. Proud of you chula. Miss n love you.

    Tuyo,
    MK

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  15. Thanks for sharing! Found you through Blog Frog! Following!

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  16. This is perfect - I'm going to do this with the kids today. I love projects that teach them about real food, what it is and where it comes from. (Visiting from BF)

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  17. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I love your eye poetry. I think "eye poetry" says it all. Clever! Please share more of your poetry.
    Have a great weekend!

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  18. I'm following! I am going to do this with my kids! Love it!

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  19. I am now a follower. Very cute blog. Love the 3 minute retreat! I do it daily!

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  20. I just found your blog through blogfrog. I am now a follower. This is a great post. I always wondered if this was possible. I am definitely going to try it!

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  21. Very nice! Following you from Blog Frog:)
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  22. You are so crafty!! I love crafty people! :))

    I'm your newest follower. Great idea over at MckMama's!

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  23. You have some great posts on your blog. I came over from your discussion on BlogFrog. Also joined our community. Thanks for starting it. I love meeting new people and finding great blogs.

    Anne @ http://lessonsthrulife.com

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  24. Girl, I love your blog! I just found you through Blog Frog and I am definitely following. :) Nice to meet you.

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  25. I love this idea. But I dont have type of green thumb. Plants have a short lifespan in my home. But I really want to try this.

    Thanks for following. Have a great weekend!

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  26. Now a follower! Thanks for stopping by and following my blog. I look forward to comment-chatting with you in the future!

    Blessings!

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  27. P.S. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your pro-life glass magnets! They are on my wish list. What a cool idea!

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  28. My son would love to try this. I came over from blog frog and I'm following you now! I look forward to reading more on your blog.

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  29. Hey! love your blog. So classy :) I'm a follower, I found you through Blog Frog.

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  30. I'm so glad I came across your blog today! I have some apple seeds and have been wanting to plant a tree, but wasn't sure how to get a good start. Thank you for sharing this!! :)

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  31. New follower, found your blog from blog frog! Thanks for the great tips! We will definitely try to plant soms apples :)

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  32. So neat! Following from bloggy moms!
    http://babyeichhorn.blogspot.com

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  33. Oh, I don't have green fingers but this is very interesting to try. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog. Hope to read more of your posts.

    http://inforhub.blogspot.com

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  34. Found you on Blog frog....I'm now a follower! Great idea! Please check out my blog!

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  35. The first thing that popped into my mind as your blog was loading was, "Ohhh, how beautiful!" I cannot wait to search every nook and cranny of your blog! So glad to have met you and hope to see you again on my blog sometime soon! Much Love to you and yours!
    Malin
    www.blessyourheartyall.blogspot.com

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  36. my girls and I are so going to sprout some seeds! super post. ♥
    following you... a la blog frog

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  37. Great tips! Can't wait to try this with my kids - we've only tried avocados so this will be fun!
    Thanks also for following my blog!! http://sprout5.blogspot.com/
    Following you as well!

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  38. New follower from your Blog Frog conversation. Hope you can stop by sometime:

    http://caringforourblessings.blogspot.com/

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  39. I just loved my stay at your blog. I am now a follower as well. Thanks for the follow on my blog.

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  40. My kids will LOVE this. Thank you.

    And I am now officially a "follower". I am Aims in the google world.

    Thanks!

    http://eatlivelaughshop.blogspot.com/

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  41. Wow, so cool! Great step by step shots/directions too!

    Hey, I'm following from BF, nice to meet you! You have a beautiful blog! :-)

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  42. I just wanted to say that I LOVE your Etsy shop! I've "hearted" your shop as well as the magnets with the little houses in them... so cute! You are very talented!

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  43. What a great idea!! New Follower and BFF! I love you blog!

    Peaceful wishes,
    Melissa
    www.thecutestchaos.blogspot.com

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