I checked the Pawpaw seed that’s in the refrigerator and it was still rock hard and has not swelled from the moisture… so I decided to nick the edge of the seed so the moisture can reach the core and soften the shell.
I saw several Horseradish roots at a local grocery store and some had sprouts growing out of it. There were several sprouts broken off and I had to save this one. I hope it’ll grow, so I placed it in a little bit of water to try to get it to root.
I placed the Pawpaw seed I want to grow into moist sphagnum moss… which I then placed in a plastic bag and poked several small holes on top. I’ll refridgerate this for some time before I’ll grow it. I read that it must receive a 90 to 120 day stratification.
Midnight Snow Peas
Back in September 2010, I was in search for purple Snap Peas. I searched online and found www.purplepeas.net. I wrote Dan, the purple Snap Pea breeder, but they were not yet available.
I received a package of Midnight Snow Peas today and will soak them in water overnight, so I can plant them tomorrow. I generally don’t like the Snow Peas that I have grown in the past, but the purple Snap Peas are still not available, so I’ll give these Snow Peas a try for now.
I read that it is slow to germinate and needs stratification, so placed it in the refrigerator for now. I also read that it needs to be kept moist, so tomorrow I will get some sphagnum moss, moisten it and place the seed it in. Again, I don’t know if this will germinate, but we’ll see…
I’ve heard of Pawpaws from my Uncle Ray, who wants to get a plant, but I have never actually seen the fruit or tasted it.
I was surfing the web and happen to stumble upon a few videos from Gurney’s on YouTube. Now I’m interested to what it taste like and how it grows.