Arbutus unedo "Strawberry tree" from seeds

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  1. liono

    liono Seedling

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    Strawberry trees grow in the wild near my area, they produce very delicious fruits that we go and pick around November each year. The fruits contain many small seeds that can be felt when you eat them (they feel like sand grains). I collected the seeds and planted them around 15 Dec 2016, after about a month and half they started sprouting. Photo of the seedlings (taken 26 Jan 2017):
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    You're doing really well growing things from seed liono. Before you know it you'll be picking your own strawberries.
     
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    Update of the seedling after nearly one year (photo taken 23 December 2017):
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Your seedlings have come on nicely Liono. How many years do they take to produce fruit for you?
     
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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    The seedlings are looking great Liono. Very healthy look.
     
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    Eileen , Frank Thank you for your comments. I think it takes at least 7 years to start bearing fruit. However for us seed growers the beauty is watching it grow. The joy I get from watching my seedlings thrive is immense!
     
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    I am impressed
     

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