Sunday, June 21, 2009

Minneapolis, MN: Paul Schmelzer's Persimmon and Round Leaf Holly seed sprouted!!

Minneapolis, MN: Paul Schmelzer's Persimmon seed sprouted on Sun, Jun 21, 2009 and I posted these extensive documentations by Paul. He also gave us a tip to get the seeds to sprout. It is a wisdom from his mother. If you would like to see more of his pictures, please go to

Also, Paul writes about art and activism. His writings can be read at

"Hey Hiroshi,
I got a sprout! I'm not sure if it's a Persimmon or a Japanese holly, though (it's kind of a big sprout, so I wonder if it's a Persimmon).

A tip from my mom: if seeds aren't sprouting, put a plastic grocery-store bag over it after watering and put a rubber band to keep it on the pot. After a few days check to see if anything's sprouted. That's what worked for me."
---Paul Schmelzer

Congrats, Paul!!

A recent update of Persimmon sprout at

p.s. i've got a tiny sprout in one of my pots. i think it's japanese holly, although it could be a seed that blew in when i had the pots outside several weeks ago.

This is the first Round Leaf Holly sprouting in Tree Project!
Congratulations, Paul!

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