How to grow flowering crab apple from seeds 海棠種子孵法
If you have many seeds, it is fine to direct sow. If you do not have many seeds to grow, you can try the method below:
1.Remove or scratch the shell before you grow them. It will reduce the germination period. Light sanding the seeds a bit will help seeds to absorb water for growing quickly.
1.破殼或完全去殼為佳. 有破殼比沒破殼快幾倍時間. 不諳破殼的人用砂紙把殼磨稍薄也勉強可以. 不可傷及種仁.
2.Prepare planting pot with potting soil with well drained medium 1:1 ratio. Do not cover the seeds. Move the pot to partial shade location with good air flow after watering. Seeds should germinate around 5-12 days. (If removed shell of seeds first before growing, it will take 3-5 days to sprout, 7-10 day to be green.)
2.準備苗盆以培養土和排水佳介質混合1:1點播,不需覆土. 澆水後置半日照通風處. 應該5-12天內發芽. (種植前有去殼的話3-5天就會發芽,7-10天轉綠.)
3.Transplant the seedlings to individual pot when they have 4-6 leaves. Full sun.