|El Dorado Genetic Dwarf Peach Seeds. 7.25.15|
|Peacotum Seeds. 7.25.15|
A Vice-grip works almost perfectly every time. One precaution: This needs to be done with the seed, vice-grip, and hand, in a plastic food bag. The seed snaps open so suddenly, the seed and pit parts can fly across the room if not contained.
I was surprised at how puny and dried out looking the El Dorado seeds were. Maybe they are not viable. I placed them on a wet paper towel, folded, placed into a jam jar, and they are now in the refrigerator.
Not shown, two regular size peach seeds were a bit bigger, but still didn't look great.
Maybe this is an issue for early ripening peaches. Or maybe I should not have let them sit for a few weeks. Or maybe this is how they should look.
The peacotum seeds, same duration, are a little bigger but not much.
The apricot seeds, one week less, look much more robust. That's either because they are better seeds, or more air-tight pit, or the shorter time.
|Apricot Seeds. 7.25.15|
I have the peacotum seeds soaking in some water overnight. Maybe they will plump up. If so, the same might be helpful with the El Dorado seeds.