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Q.do i have a bad batch of magnolia seeds

Zone 32127 | Anonymous added on August 11, 2019 | Answered

so in my one of my magnolia seed pods I had red vibrant seeds in one pod, and I did in another one today, and they were mostly orange with some orange spots in the middle. There were two I threw out that were brown and completely smushy. Should i throw that batch away, or can I get some magnolia trees to grow from them?

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Answered on August 11, 2019

They should be bright red and fully ripe. Once magnolia seeds dry out, they will not germinate. It will be necessary to start from a fresh seed directly harvested from the "cone". This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/magnolia/propagating-magnolia-seeds.htm

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