Two months ago, I wrote that I got to taste the fruit and can say that the quest has been well worth it. Goumi is a sweet, juicy treat.
Well, those three little rubies have produced more treats – SEEDLINGS! I stuck the seeds from the three fruit in some barely moist peat moss and put them in the germination fridge. They got covered over by some bags of stratifying Japanese red maple seeds. I checked them a couple of times and then forgot about them. Two days ago when I was checking the JRM seeds, I picked up the baggie with with the goumi seeds and noticed a small root. It turns out that all three seeds have germinated. They were eight months in stratification!!!! I really do wish that I could learn to be completely patient with Nature. Leave things alone and she will give you a yield.