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Old 06-16-2009, 07:47 PM   #6
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Racine, Ohio along the Ohio River

Hi Jenny,
You can do Elberry one of two ways. The simplest way is to dig a division of the plant. It has numerous underground runners (stolons) that produce new plants. The other way is by seed. Collect the fruit when it is past ripe. Mascerate (squash it) the fruit and remove the seeds. Wash the seed thoroughly to remove any germination inhibtors left from the flesh of the fruit. Sow the seeds in the fall either where you want the plants to grow or in a nursery tray. The seeds will germinate the following spring. If you do it in a nursery tray, wait until the seedlings have developed a good root system before transplanting them into the ground. A good reference book is William Cullina, Growing and Propagating Wildflowers. You can purchase a used copy on Amazon.

Good luck,
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