Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana) seeds

$3.95$28.10

Family:  Cypress (Cupressaceae)

Hardy to Zones 2 to 9

(Juniper, Red Cedar, Pencil Cedar) Evergreen bush to small tree, growing as tall as 60 feet if kept unchecked and given ideal growing conditions.  Native to eastern North America.   One of the first trees to repopulate burned or abused land, this is a handsome earth healer that produces long-lasting, aromatic wood, handshake-friendly leaves that are burned for offerings, and scads of berries (cones).  Traditional usage (TWM, Native American) urinary antiseptic, a low-dose botanical.  Tree is both drought tolerant and cold tolerant and is an excellent choice for shelterbelts.  Sow anytime and be very patient, as this is a multicycle germinator.  Sow in gallon pots and keep moist, cool and in the shade. Fall planting with overwintering under snow is not a problem and will spur germination come spring.  Space 15 to 30 feet apart.

Packet contains 20 seeds
10 g contains ~910 seeds
Open Pollinated, Untreated, No GMO’s

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    Jennifer K Thompson

    Are there any rules on how to store them until planting?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Jennifer,
      I went to “Richo’s Blog” and found a long article on seed harvest, processing and storage. Here’s a clip << Most medicinal herb seeds are going to work well stored dry, though, lasting 3 years in reasonable storage. Keep seeds in cloth bags if possible, in an environment of low humidity and low temperature. If you add up the relative humidity (say 35%) and the temperature (say 60%) and the sum of those figures (in this case it would be 95) is less than 100, then you have good seed storage conditions. If more than 100, not good. Most home growers will want to store their seeds in paper packets in a sealed glass mason jar in the fridge. This is a good technique. Freezing seeds in the freezer is not advised, don’t do it>>

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    Jimmy Mullins (verified owner)

    I got my seeds, do you have instructions on planting them?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Jimmy, if you double-click on the picture you get the monograph. here’s the relevant text: Sow anytime and be very patient, as this is a multicycle germinator. Sow in gallon pots and keep moist, cool and in the shade. Fall planting with overwintering under snow is not a problem and will spur germination come spring. Space 15 to 30 feet apart.
      richo

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    Crystal

    Are the berries for this juniper edible?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi there,
      Juniperus virginiana is more or less official in herbal medicine. The berries are extremely potent, I wouldn’t want to eat more than one of them in a sitting.
      Richo

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