Native Region: Japan
Sciadopitys verticillata 28 grams
Preferred Climate: Full to semi sun; well draining humus rich soils
Harvest Date: Friday 16 November, 2012
Seed count: 400-500
28 grams fresh seed
After years of trying, our first success in 2007. Soak seed in a small quantity of water for 12-24 hours. Place seed in a resealable baggie with moist medium of equal parts moist peat and sand. A moist coffee filter is a good substitution. Never use paper towel. Cold stratify 3 months. Once cold stratification period is over, begin warm stratification cycle at 20-25C. Seed will expand and split as the embryo awakens. Transplant into deep pots filled with well draining medium (grit component should be 25%). Continue to grow in warm and provide bright indirect light. Protect from slugs in the first year...once true needles form and the seedling is a couple of inches tall, its almost bullet proof. NEVER let the seed dry out once you've started the germination cycle.