Seeds stratification

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  1. AlainK

    AlainK Generous Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Once again, I would like to thank the people who made the Seeds Exchange for the members of the Maple Society possible.

    For some species, it's hard to find info on stratification. I made a document with what I could gather from various sources, but perhaps it's not accurate and anyway it needs to be completed. A few comments are from J-L Hélardot's website (link in the doc). If anyone is interested, I enclose the file (I prefer .odt but the forum only accepts .doc). I numbered them to save time if a lot germinate, so when I put them in individual pots, I'll only have to write 21-23 if a lot of tennuifolium (nr 23) germinate in 2021.

    EDIT: I deleted the .doc file and replaced it with a .pdf (see message below)
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Hey Alain, thanks! Could I trouble you to make a pdf and post that here? Many (myself included) won't download a dot-doc from the web. TIA.
     
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    AlainK Generous Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Hi Emery. This is a first draft, I will add other species later.
    I mentioned the two main sources I took the info from and converted it to .pdf
     
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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    This is great. I think this will be super useful for people, questions about germination and stratification are so common.

    Here are a few notes on what you've got so far, looking forward to seeing an enlarged list!

    - 13: c, 90-120
    - 18: c, 90. Easy to germinate, does better without extended freeze
    - 21: can grow with only c. 60, very easy.
    - 22: like 7 (true for any sec. Lithocarpa, pretty much). Pericarps should be carefully scarified in spring.
     
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    AlainK Generous Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Thanks for your input Emery.

    So far, I've only listed the seeds I got from the Maple Society, but I've got others from Rich (aka Dickysash) and from a chap in Poland. This list was initially made from the seeds I got from the MS, but I'm thinking of expanding it. As you said "questions about germination and stratification are so common", so if a simple document can help, I'd be glad ;-)
     
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    AlainK Generous Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    I added the comments by @zfrittz about the use of GA3
     

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