Mongolian Pine Trees
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Can I and how to germinate old pine seeds?

Zone Singapore | jas added on March 21, 2012 | Answered

I have a few Mongolian pine cones, which are 15 years old. There are some seeds left in them and I would like to germinate the seeds and grow a tree from them. Can you tell me if they can be germinated, and if yes, how to go about it?

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Nikki
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Answered on March 22, 2012

The likelihood that you would get anything to germinate after 15 years is minimal at best, but hey, it's worth a shot. This article will help with germinating pine seeds: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/pine/how-to-grow-a-pine-tree-from-seed.htm

If nothing else, you can try again with newer pine seeds.

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jas
Answered on March 23, 2012

Thank you! I will try the methods in the article and watch for the results.

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