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Keteleeria germination (0 Replies)

Posted November 18, 2018 at 1:17 pm

I recently acquired some keteleeria fortunei seeds that I hope to germinate, because I have had no luck finding plants or seedlings. I have some keteleeria davidiana and keteleeria evelyniana and they are cool trees! The davidiana and evelyniana have rather large needles, like 2 inches, but the fortunei supposedly has like 1 inch needles which would be sweet. There is not much information about them that I can find. Anyways, these will be my first try from seeds besides some japanese black pine I tried a couple years ago. I didn’t have a very good success rate with those black pine, and I hope to get at least one or two seedlings from the small amount of keteleeria fortunei seed I have. If anyone has any advice on a procedure to germinate these seeds that would be great. I contacted Far Reaches Farm for advice, since they have sold some davidiana grown from seed, and their advice was “one month of warm (70*F), three months of cold (40*F) and then warm again”. This was not much info, but at least was something from someone with actual experience germinating them.

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