Magnolia kobus dry berries

$4.00

Some growers prefer dried berries so they can do their own processing and initiate their own stratification times/process. Hand harvested.

4 in stock

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Description

It has come to my attention that Magnolia kobus dry berries can be shipped to the USA since we harvest this ourselves.

  • Seed Count: 15-20
  • Collection Date: Oct 2023
  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Height and Width: 8m x 6m
  • Germination test type: float; cut
  • Family: Magnoliaceae

How to process :

Soak berries in warm water to soften the berry flesh (pericarp).  Change water several times for no more than 10 hours.  A single large black seed resides within and is fairly easy to handle.  Magnolia berries are incredibly oily and this must be removed with dish detergent or the exposed oil, exposed to oxygen, will become rancid and kill the embryo. Rinse. Rub seed in a rough cloth to remove any remaining pericarp and wash with detergent again. Rinse will. Rub in coarse cloth again. Begin cold stratification cycle for 120 days. Either baggie sow or in pots 10mm deep in well draing medium. Use hardware cloth to protect from rodents.

Additional information

Weight 12 g