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Seedlings, will seed grown plants be exact matches to the parent tree.
By: Charlie Morse
 

Seedlings vs. Cloned Plants explained!

 

Seedlings: Plants grown from seed!

 

Plants grown from seed (seedlings) will not be exactly like the parent plant. Some plants grown from seed come very close to being true to the parent but can still display genetic variances including looking nothing like the parent. When we do seedling trials where we plant out thousands of seedlings and when most all the seedlings look the same we know that this plant will come very close to true, from the parent plant, others when grown show hundreds of variances and we know that this plant will not come out very close to the parent and we eliminate the plant as a good candidate for seedling propagation. A good example of this is Malus Serengeti (Roselow strain) this crabapple is offered by Michigan State University as true from seed to nurseries all over the country. Even when using our trial selection process for, which plants grow best from seed its still not a clone and there will be some genetic differences.  Morse Nursery seedlings are a good low cost option when planting for wildlife because the genetic variances in the size and color of the fruit are not that important.  Plants can be cloned to be exactly like the parent plant by a number of processes such as grafting and cuttings.  We offer many plants that have been colonial propagated by these methods. If you want plants exactly like the parent described in our literature, be sure to ask for plants that have been cloned using grafted or cutting propagation.

 
 
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