Peach Trees

Soaking Peach Pit


hottina44 added on September 13, 2016 | Answered

Will soaking an outer hard peach pit in water for one week help the inner seed to germinate? It was refrigerated for 3 weeks, eaten fruit. Cleaned outer seed then soaked in water for 2 weeks. Will soaking in water (dropped to bottom of cup) help inner seed to germinate?


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Alisma
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Answered on September 13, 2016

This article explains the procedure for germinating a peach pit:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/peach/planting-peach-seeds.htm

Peach seeds also require cold stratification, or storage in the cold to mimic winter, before germination. The 3 weeks the peach was already in the fridge will probably work for this:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/seeds/seed-stratification.htm

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