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Offline nko77

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kangaroo apple seeds
« on: January 27, 2017, 10:28:19 AM »
Hi  everyone

i bought kangaroo apple seeds from ebay { Solanum laciniatum).

i havent been able to germinate seeds have never grown natives from seed as no nursery in my area sell tubes of kangaroo apple

i want to be able to graft using KA

i have used seed raising  mix n spraying with water need advice from experienced gardeners

thank u

Offline bender

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Re: kangaroo apple seeds
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2017, 10:35:01 AM »
You could try soaking the seeds in smoke water before sowing?

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Offline Templeton

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Re: kangaroo apple seeds
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2017, 06:53:44 AM »
smoke might be a good idea - in the grampians i've seen big germination events a few years after fire.
From memory i don't think they were too hard to grow - but it was a few decades ago now - i don't think we did anything special.

Will be interested to hear how the grafting goes. What objective are you trying to achieve with grafts? - eggplants?

Offline nko77

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Re: kangaroo apple seeds
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2017, 11:31:54 AM »
i have seen on gardening shows that if u graft eggplants onto kangaroo apple and other members of the solanum family u can create a eggplant tree

most europeans use the devil plant but i cant source it

im trying to create an eggplant tree to extend the growing season and eat more eggplants can also graft tomatoes n capsicums

also on this forum theres discussion abt the eggplant tree n grafting