How to Grow an Apple Tree From Seed (Tutorial)
How to grow an apple tree starting with seeds from an apple from the grocery store.
Days in Fridge
Melissa J. Will
Food storage container
Remove seeds from apple without damaging their coats.
Gently rub each seed between pieces of sandpaper to sand their coats very lightly. This is called ‘scarification’.
Place seeds in moist (not damp or dry) paper towel, spacing them at least ½-inch apart. Take a photo of your seeds.
Label plastic food container or bag and place folded paper towel with seeds inside.
Keep in fridge. Best temperature for the seeds is 40°F (4°C).
Check seeds weekly and re-moisten paper towel as needed.
When sprouted, sow seeds in flower pots with potting mix just deep enough to cover them.
Grow on a sunny window sill or outdoors when risk of frost has passed.
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