Germinating Garry Oaks

Discussion in 'Woody Plants' started by calicojack, Dec 29, 2004.

  1. calicojack

    calicojack Member

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    I'm trying to germinate some Garry Oak acorns I picked up in Maple Bay. I am soaking them for a couple of days and will cold stratify them in the fridge, mixed with moist vermiculite. Will this work? any tips? thanks.
     
  2. GulfGirl

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    I have germinated a few. I collected the acorns last fall, soaked them overnight and planted them in a trough outside for the winter. Several have germinated[about 10 cm tall] and I have posted a question above as to the best way to grow them on. They are in 6in pots at present.
     
  3. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    I'd plant directly into one gallon pots for growing on after germination. The only reason I would have for putting them in water first would be to weed out the floaters (blanks).
     
  4. blackfisher2004

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    Ron - Is using the float test an accurate and reliable way of finding the "duds"
     

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