growing metasequoia from seed
I'll probably post this also over at the Conifers forum.
Just ordered some of the "80% cut" Metasequoia glyptostroboides seeds from F.W. Schumacher along with a couple other conifers. Supposedly this a lot of seeds filtered out for better germination rates.
I saw some threads here before that suggested the germination rates are pretty good for their seed.
Seems they don't "need" stratification, but there is some suggestion that they germinate better with a short period. Yes or no?
Will they safely store dry at room temp for a couple months?
Pregerminate, then separate/plant in individual pots, or stick a couple seeds in each pot and thin them out?
Any tips for prevention of rot/damping off?
How big should I expect the seedling to grow its first year? I know Dawn Redwood grows FAST, but I also know that conifer seedlings in particular can stay VERY small the first season or two.