Those seeds pots could be "honey locust" and then a variatie without thorns.What are all of those brown things on the ground? They look like seed pods? Are they from the same tree?
Mine usually rot before the birds find them...then the birds leave them alone for the winter. My tree was still full of fruit this past spring...I almost picked some to try to grow but I don't really care for crabapple. I just went to look at it now and it is mostly bare already this year. All the fruit stems are still there and most of them still have bits of peel.In my garden the birds take most of them before winter arrives. The ones that are left fall in fall.
Most deciduous species have good success somewhere in the spring to summer months (exact timing depends on species), so if we can figure out the species within the next few weeks or months, I don't think you'll miss your window.Hey everyone,
Thanks for the replies. Those brown pods on the ground are from an adjacent honey locust. I'll create a new thread once I determine the species of my tree.
Hey Shibui,Cut into sections about pencil thick and 10-30 cm (4-12") long are good. Lower cut close below a bud is best. Make sure you know which is the base and which end is the top as they don't grow well upside down. Some use a different cut - straight across or slanting - to keep track of which end is which but you can usually tell by the shape of the dormant buds.
Rooting hormone (from the plant nursery) does help with rooting but you should still be able to get good results with apple without treatment. Follow instructions on the pack to dip the base of each cutting.
Throw away any thicker pieces and really thin sections. Just use the parts that are +_ pencil thick. Probably up to finger thick will be OK but thicker wood tends to be older and less inclined to make roots. Straight sections that have grown last summer make the best cuttings (vegetative wood) The smaller, twisted sections are usually flowering spurs and can be quite old so less likely to root.Can you please elaborate on what you mean by cutting the sections "about a pencil thick"? If the shoot is wider than a pencil, do I cut it vertically to make it thin?
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