Fir Trees

Seed Germination


Anonymous added on July 21, 2015 | Answered

How do I get Silver Fir seeds to germinate? I have a Silver Fir which throws off loads of seeds from its cones. I have been trying, unsuccessfully, to germinate these seeds but have not had any success.


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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on July 22, 2015

The seeds need to be cold stratified (between 10 and 30 degrees F) for 4 to 6 months. Germination is best accomplished by placing them in a moist, well-aerated soil mix at temperatures between 35 and 40 degrees F. Light enhances germination and development of seedlings. This article will help as well: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/seeds/seed-stratification.htm

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