Acer palmatum seed collection

Discussion in 'Maples' started by garcan, Jun 3, 2006.

  1. garcan

    garcan Active Member 10 Years

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    All my acer palmatums appear to produce lots of seeds, even the dissectums, probably due to the unusual winter. I would like to collect their seeds this year. When is the best time to harvest the seed for Ontario (Zone 5 area)? In the past, the seeds seem to disappear when I get around to collect them. I don't want to collect them too early also. Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    When fully developed but not yet hard, brown and woody. Maple seed sown when still soft and green has been reported to germinate much more readily.
     

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