Germination Guide

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Quamoclit pennata

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.

N

Sow directly in garden.

6

Requires scarification. Nick or rub between sheets of sandpaper. See https://youtu.be/icB9HrqdQqU

7

Requires soaking. Place in warm water until seeds swell, usually 24-48 hours. Discard floaters and the water used for soaking. See https://youtu.be/dhL57pqnHHQ
Quercus macrocarpa

!

Sow immediately. The viability of these seeds is short or the species propagates best with fresh seed. Stored seed might be coaxed into germination with temperature cycling and patience.

H

Use repeated cycles of 4°C, then 20°C for 3 months each. Germination is very prolonged.
Quercus muehlenbergii

*

This species needs special care as described.

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
the chinkapin oak. The seeds were falling out easily from the cap. I was busy when I got home so just left them in a sealed baggy for 2 days at room temperature. 80% germinated in the 2 days.
Quercus rubra

L

Expose to fluctuating outdoor winter temperatures including freezing for 3 months. Gradually increase light and temperature in spring. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO_KKbGYTEM