Olive Seeds

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  1. liono

    liono Seedling

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    I am going to try to plant Olive tree from seed, I have extracted the inner seeds by carefully crushing the hard shell using a hammer. I will post the results (success or failure).
    Here are some photos of the seeds. I like their texture:

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  3. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Good luck liono. I have a feeling you'll manage to get at least some of those seeds to germinate for you.
     
  4. liono

    liono Seedling

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    Thanks Eileen
     
  5. Islandlife

    Islandlife Young Pine

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    Interesting project! Good luck with getting an olive tree :like:
     



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  6. Coppice

    Coppice In Flower

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    If your olives have been brined, then the seed is dead.
     
  7. liono

    liono Seedling

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    Thanks Coppice. No they are picked right off the tree that I have in my back garden.
    I put the seeds in water with small amount of Hydrogen Peroxide. I will post the progress after I plant them.
     
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    liono Seedling

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    Update of the seeds.
    I put them in paper tissue inside a plastic container (on 23 Nov. 2016), after about a month and a half (~ 10 Jan 2017) I found that most of the seeds got mold. However, few survived and sprouted. Here are photos (taken 26 Jan 2017):
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  9. Islandlife

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    Best of luck. Hopefully the few will grow :) Post photos as you get them :)
     

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