I’m Growing An Apple Tree

Started germinating apple seeds from a store-bought apple. The plan is to grow at least one apple tree. I’m pretty excited to see them start to germinate. I learned that it’s best to germinate then in the refrigerator. Keeping them in the refrigerator simulates cold stratifying. Certain seeds naturally go through a winter phase where they are in the ground during the winter months and slowly germinate then when the weather gets warmer the germination process seeds up. It was quite an interesting thing to learn. 

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