Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba), packet of 20 seeds [INTL NO]

$9.95

Family:  Ginkgo (Ginkgoaceae)

Hardy to Zones 3 to 12.

(Bai-guo, Maidenhair Tree)  Perennial, deciduous, dioecious tree native to eastern China. Ginkgo  is not self-fertile, it is dioecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but only one sex is to be found on any one plant). Both male and female plants must be grown if seed is required.  We cannot sex our seedlings until they become adults, which may take years, so its pot luck as far as sexual identity is concerned.  We normally plant things of this nature in 3s. Darwin called it a “living fossil.” The trees are resilient, adaptable to the inner city or the farm.  Trees prefer full sun, moderately moist soil, and are pansies about their roots–they do not like root disturbance.  Maidenhair trees are also exceedingly beautiful, with lithe, humanoid trunks and deeply grooved, bi-lobed leaves.  We provide moist, cold-stored seed.    Sow immediately upon receipt.   Seeds begin germinating 33 days after planting in a warm place.  Typical germination rate is 40%.  Very gratifying to watch germinate.

20 large fresh seeds per packet, Open Pollinated, Untreated, NO GMO’s

 

 

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    Richo Cech

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    Once I was answering the phone at Herb Pharm and a guy called and said “I need some a dat dere Ginkgo Balboa!”

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      Meghan

      Should these only be ordered and planted in the spring, given their cold storage requirements? Trying to time an order. Thanks!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Meghan,
      The seeds we are sending right now are already cold-conditioned and should be planted on receipt. Harvest is in October. Seed purchased from December on through spring will have its cold-storage requirements satisfied.
      Richo

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    • Frank Gagne

      Can these seeds be dry stored in a dark, room temperature closet until they can be potted in the late Fall for their Winter sowing?

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Frank, The seed we currently have in stock is already cold-conditioned. Please plant in a warm place upon receipt. Germination occurs 30 days after planting. Typical germ rate is 40%. Richo

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