Planting a tree from a seed pod is a delicate process and depends on the species of the tree; most seed pods require either scarification or stratification in order for germination to take place. Germination of tree seed pods happens in nature only under particular circumstances. The key to artificial germination is to recreate those circumstances.Continue Reading
Propagation of trees is accomplished through grafting or germinating seed pods. Seed propagation is difficult but not impossible. Most seed pods require one of two processes to germinate: scarification or stratification.
Scarification is required for most hard coated seeds, such as the persimmon. They have a hard outer shell that must be broken down before germination can occur.
Stratification is the storage of a seed pod in a specific medium at a set temperature for a period of dormancy. This is required for trees such as walnut and hickory. Pecan, Oak and Sycamore do not need any germination treatment before planting.Learn more about Trees & Bushes
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To grow a mango tree from seed, clean the fruit from the seed, and allow the seed to dry for one to two days. Open the hard outer shell, remove the seeds inside it and sprout the seeds. After sprouts appear, plant the mango in a container, and keep the plant in a location with above-freezing temperatures. Water the tree lightly when necessary, and apply fertilizer once in the spring and once in the summer to encourage growth.Full Answer >
To grow a lemon tree from seed, remove the seeds from a fresh lemon. Rinse the seeds with lukewarm water, rubbing away their slimy coating, and allow them to dry for a week. Plant the seeds 1 inch deep in 3-inch peat pots filled with well-watered and drained potting soil.Full Answer >