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Rubus chamaemorus (Cloudberry) Help

Hi all, I'm trying to grow some Cloudberry from seed. I've tried nicking the seeds, GA3 Acid, Stratification, you name it, i've done it. But yet still nothing has happened. Could anyone offer me advice as to how I can get this plant to grow from seed? Thanks

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  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 3,034

    Found this site which might suggest ways to improve your chances:

    http://www.luontoportti.com/suomi/en/kukkakasvit/cloudberry 

    perhaps the final paragraph? image

    I suspect it is one of those things that needs planting outside, in suitable conditions, (do you live somewhere cold and swampy?) and a lot of patience, maybe taking a year or even longer to grow.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    Maybe needs to go through a bird

  • ZenjeffZenjeff Newcastle Upon Tyne Posts: 567

    Info here sounds very difficult, Like the cloudberry Jam though my eldest son lives in Sweden and aways bring some backimage

    http://alanbishop.proboards.com/thread/7718/cloudberries-cuttings-seeds-sources

  • You've set yourself a bit of a challenge. In UK it only grows from Derbyshire northwards on high moors and bogs, and is more generally found in bogs and forests further north in this hemisphere. If you do get it going it will be interesting trying to keep it going!

  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 3,034

    Might just grow for me, I garden within those parameters, but I'd have to keep the sheep off it. They make short work of the bilberries!

  • ConnorOConnorO Posts: 2

    I need to find someone with a plant and hopefully buy some cuttings, fingers crossed. If you know anyone, please dont hesitate to give me a shout

  • Swallow the seeds and then let nature take it's course!

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