Re: fruit trees from seed It occurred to me that many seed grown fruit and ornamental plants have another use - grafting stock For example most roses are grafted to seed grown stock of wild roses. The assumption is the old varieties have a more vigotrous root system and your cultivar will therefore grow stronger. Also you can make a lot of roses from a little bud material. So you might be able to teach kids some grafting too? You could make a Frankenstein with 4-+ varieties on one tree that would be fun!