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Q.Growing Cherry Trees From The Pit

Zone 62707 | Anonymous added on June 28, 2022 | Answered

The article says to clean, dry, and place in refrigerator for ten weeks, then plant. In that amount of time, it will be October where I live and not the best time to plant a seedling. Will the sapling go dormant like every other tree? Is there a process to start the ten week cycle in late December or early January. After ten weeks then, Spring will be upon us.

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Answered on July 7, 2022

You can plant the seeds directly into the soil outdoors in the fall, where they will undergo a natural stratification process throughout the winter. Or, you can sprout the stratified pits indoors in late winter, and plant the sprouted seedlings in your garden in the spring. I hope this helps.
Here's an interesting articles about cherry trees that might be useful, once your trees get growing:

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