Approximately 0.24 seeds per gram
seed-counts are only a guide, not to be used for accurate calculations.
B and T World Seeds' reference number:
USDA average, annual, minimum temperature Zone:5
Type of plant - deciduous
Flower: pale PINK
Fruit: to 7cm. dia., globose-cordate, downy, YELLOW + RED, juicy, frag.
Foliage: -15cm., broad. lance., serr.
Height in meters: 8
Prunus persica seeds may be subject to seasonal availability
Parts of Prunus persica are considered toxic.
Common names for Prunus persica:
is included in the following B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories:
11: Bonsai Seed List (Hardy and Tender)
29: Temperate Forest and Woodland Tree and Shrub Seed List
30: Exotic and Other Fruit and Nut Tree and Shrub List
34: Oriental Herb and Vegetable Seed List
38: Indian Native and Introduced Plants
51: Chinese Native and Introduced Plants
161: Edible Flowers
185: Plant Species whose germination is improved by Smoke
719: North American Native Ethnobotanicals
Prunus persica seeds will usually germinate in 120-365 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic. Normally will only germinate with light so surface sow. Sow seeds about 2mm deep in a Well drained seed sowing mix at about 22°C.
Stratification (cold treatment or vernalization) Some seeds need to be overwintered before they will germinate. Some seeds need just a couple of weeks, others 3 months. Seeds can be stratified in dampened peat or sand, in a plastic box or bag at 4°C or 5°C in a refrigerator. The seeds should not be frozen or in a wet medium. Very small seeds can be sown on the surface of their growing medium, in pots sealed in plastic bags, and kept in the 'fridge. Many vernalized seeds need light to germinate when they are sown in the "Spring".
Soak overnight (Pre-chill for 4 months)