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How to grow hawthorn from seed


Learn how to prepare hawthorn berries for planting by following Monty Don's step-by-step video guide. Monty gives tips on cleaning seeds, checking for viability, and the need for a chilling period.
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VTA 12/09/2013 at 19:01

i have some green hawthorn berries. can i use them, or do i need ripe ones? ... what is sharp sand? (is that what you said?)

nutcutlet 12/09/2013 at 19:17

you need ripe red ones. put them in a pot, some say remove the red stuff but I don't. Cover with some compost and I use grit to hold it all down and prevent algae growth. Leave it outside for the weather to do it's stuff  and they will germinate in spring

Lyric Derbin 30/11/2013 at 07:22

I got seeds from a plant that i found in my woods that i am almost sure is hawthorn. It does not have thorns on the plant though. But it has the same leaves and berry. I thought it might be a crabapple but with the berry i have you can squeeze the seeds out like you did here. It isnt like an apple. But ththe seeds are smaller and there are multiple seeds in each berry. Any ideas?

Dovefromabove 30/11/2013 at 07:41

Hawthorns have just the one seed in each berry. 

Can you show us a photo of the seeds you have, and the plant with a closeup of it's leaves if possible?

Lyric Derbin 30/11/2013 at 22:48

Im new to this site, how would i go about posting the pictures so you could see?

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