Germinating fresh Trachycarpus seeds

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Germinating fresh Trachycarpus seeds

Post by benbaron » Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:44 pm

Hi all,

Ive just harvested some seeds from one of my Trachys, they are still green - should I dry them out before I do anything with them or just go direct and bung em in the propagator?

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Ben


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Re: Germinating fresh Trachycarpus seeds

Post by Dave Brown » Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:28 pm

Bit early to harvest, Mine are taken (when I do it) around March to May

Don't put them in a prop, or if warm enough will send them dormant. These are temperate trees so a normal room temp will be fine and like to be cooler at night. Failing that chuck 'em on the ground where it stays damp :wink: Those that germinate and survive the first winter are the tough ones icon_thumright
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Re: Germinating fresh Trachycarpus seeds

Post by benbaron » Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:34 pm

Dave Brown wrote:Bit early to harvest, Mine are taken (when I do it) around March to May
butter.....

Never mind :) will stick em in a tupper box and see if anything happens.


Thanks for the info Dave.


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Re: Germinating fresh Trachycarpus seeds

Post by kata » Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:25 pm

WoW, those seedling in the snow... icon_bigsmurf icon_bigsmurf
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Re: Germinating fresh Trachycarpus seeds

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:41 pm

The seeds should be purple/black before you pick them later in the year.

GoodLuck.


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Re: Germinating fresh Trachycarpus seeds

Post by benbaron » Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:42 am

Yorkshire Kris wrote:The seeds should be purple/black before you pick them later in the year.

GoodLuck.

Into the bin they go then......


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Re: Germinating fresh Trachycarpus seeds

Post by multim » Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:04 am

That's if the starlings don't get to them first!
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