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?Grancy Greybeard Seeds?

I read the post about grancy greybeard from BDnBAMA. I am wondering if it produces seeds. With all of those blooms, surely it produces some kind of seed. Are they easy to germinate? When are the seeds ready to pick? Can I pick them and plant this season and have seedlings large enough to survive the winter? . or should I wait until next spring to plant seeds. A home about 3/4 mile away has a GG in its yard and I was thining about asking them about seeds. Any advice? – Thanks, Terry

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hardygt

according to Richard Bir’s text, “Growing and Propagating Showy Native Woody Plants,” the seeds are within the awful smelling fall fruit and require a double dormancy. Grancy Greybeard’s are also very slow growing. They are getting more popular. I would opt for hunting one down in a nursery.

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jeff_al

hi terry,
i can’t confirm the “awful smelling fruit” comment. mine makes quite a few seeds and i have never detected a smell, even after taking the seed from the pulp.
i have read that they are dioecious but there are some who seem to challenge that.
they are ready when they turn dark blue and begin to wrinkle. they do require a double-dormancy. plant them at that time and perhaps you will see some germination by the second spring.
i have a couple of small trees that grew from my tree’s seed( i moved them into containers from beneath the tree). i wish i had known – i just drove through your area this weekend.
they are beautiful when they get big and have a wonderful fragrance. i posted a picture of my old specimen in the tree forum gallery. they develop a much better form and produce more flowers in sun but will grow in the understory.

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lucky_p

I keep seeing the dioeicious thing, too, but I have a single bush in my yard – no others within a couple of miles – and it has produced seeds the past couple of year.
I’ve not yet had any success germinating any – including a bag full of them that Jeff sent me from his plant several years back (or if they did, I lost/misplaced them).

I read the post about grancy greybeard from BDnBAMA. I am wondering if it produces seeds. With all of those blooms, surely it produces some kind of seed. Are they easy to germinate? When are the seeds ready to pick? Can I pick them and plant this season and have seedlings large enough to survive the…