In order for the seeds to grow, you need to mimic their natural environment through a process called stratification. This is a process of pretreating seeds to simulate natural winter conditions that seeds must go through before germination (process which plants emerge from hard seed shell and begin growth).
- We recommend doing a 30 day cold moist stratification to help soften the hard seed coat.
- Place the seeds in a plastic, airtight container on a damp paper towel, also covering them with another damp paper towel. Store in the fridge for 30 days. Check on the seeds every couple of weeks to make sure they are moist. Remember, too much water can cause them to get moldy.
- After 30 days, your seeds are now ready for planting. Yay!
- Plant the seeds just under the soil. If they are planted too deep, they won’t grow. The soil should be kept damp but never soaking wet, and never let it dry out completely.
Plant outdoors in the Spring or Fall.
*These trees prefer full sun or lightly shaded areas.
Enjoy watching your trees grow!