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Our Selection Of Tree Seeds
As specialist Japanese Maple growers for over thirty years, we have a vast stock of maples and other exotic Japanese trees, which we use for harvesting seed and for propagating our own plants. The crop this year has been excellent due to the late Spring and long hot summer. So we have lots of good seeds which you can buy.
Over the years, our seeds have proved to be very popular - Here is what one of our customers told us recently -"I didn't want to miss out on this year's seeds as I know the seeds you sell are well worth it, judging from the plants I got from last year's seeds".
We also have seeds of other species such as Korean and Japanese Hornbeams and Crab Apples.
Please note:- We will not ship seeds outside the EC as many countries do not allow seeds into their country for plant health reasons.
Please note -
**** If you are just ordering seeds and not combining your order with other plants and bonsai, we can send the seeds by post instead of by courier. For this we will charge just £4 for postage & packing for up to 5 packets of seed.
Instructions for storing and sowing the seeds.
After harvesting our seeds, we store them in sealed plastic bags and put them in our nursery refrigerators. The seeds which we use for sowing are not stored but sown immediately into seed trays, using a general purpose compost.
(Our standard bonsai compost is also very good for seeds. Alternatively, you can use peat and sand in equal proportions).
The seed trays are then covered with a sheet of glass or plastic to overwinter in the open. This process is called 'stratification', where alternate freezing and thawing will break the dormancy of the seed and encourage them to germinate in the Spring.
The other way of germinating Maple seed is to store them in sealed plastic bags with a bit of moisture in the bag, and leave the bag in the refrigerator till late Winter or very early Spring. In the early Spring, sow the seeds in seed trays and they should germinate fairly readily.
When the seeds germinate, leave them in the seed trays till they have grown the first pair of leaves. When the leaves have hardened slightly, that is the best time to prick them out for planting in individual pots.
We find that sowing the seeds immediately after they have been harvested gives the best results.