Tetradium / Bee Bee tree from seed?

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Rhbush318
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Tetradium / Bee Bee tree from seed?

Postby Rhbush318 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:22 am

Does anyone have experience growing Tetradium or Bee Bee trees from seed?

Specifically I am trying to decide on direct sowing multiple seeds in the location where I would like one tree to grow or to start the seeds in pots and then transplant. Thank you

moebees
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Re: Tetradium / Bee Bee tree from seed?

Postby moebees » Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:51 pm

I have no knowledge myself but there are people on Beesource that advertise seedlings or just show their seedlings from time to time. I don't recall and discussion of how they grow them but you could contact them and ask.
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Re: Tetradium / Bee Bee tree from seed?

Postby Nate K » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:55 am

I'm currently starting some from seeds right now. They have not come up yet, but I believe they take time.
The seeds are so cheap though, it would be worth trying!
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Rhbush318
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Re: Tetradium / Bee Bee tree from seed?

Postby Rhbush318 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:08 am

Are you starting them in a pot? Please keep us updated on how it works out for you.

moebees
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Re: Tetradium / Bee Bee tree from seed?

Postby moebees » Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:02 pm

Do you know what zones they will grow in?
Sam Droege, a biologist for the U.S. Geological Survey—“bees are not optional."

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Re: Tetradium / Bee Bee tree from seed?

Postby lharder » Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:02 pm

Some seeds require stratification or scarring before they germinate. Some require light, others darkness. Trying various methods in pots is a good idea.

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Re: Tetradium / Bee Bee tree from seed?

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