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colour of ripe 'AD' Hip

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colour of ripe 'AD' Hip

Post by Bemo on 17th October 2009, 22:20

does anybody know the colour of ripe 'Abraham Darby' hips Question Mine is pollinated end of May, the coulour did still not change to yellow or red. Dunno if I should harvest or not.

cheers Bernhard

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Re: colour of ripe 'AD' Hip

Post by Admin on 17th October 2009, 22:42

Berhard, mine also stayed green right to the start of winter so I just worked on around 120-140 days of age and harvested it when I thought it was this old. I just yesterday noticed I have my first germination from the AD seeds so they must have been mature enough. They take a lot longer to germinate than most seeds though so don't throw them out thinking you harvested them too early... they take a long time to germinate and need a bit longer in the fridge.


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Re: colour of ripe 'AD' Hip

Post by Bemo on 17th October 2009, 23:15

Simon, thank you, also for the tip regarding the stratification time. I will give them a warm treatment at the beginning too.

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