Buckeye plant

Desirai(7B)March 22, 2014

do any of you know the best method to germinate buckeye?

I have no idea what variety I found.

we used to have tons of buckeye on my property but we don't have anymore. I found one single seed.

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brandon7 TN_zone(7)

Has that single seed been properly stored (in a moist medium in the frig)? Aesculus seeds are recalcitrant, so loose viability pretty quickly (depending on species, generally less than a year) if allowed to dry out. Even if they've been allowed to dry out for more than just a short time, the seeds will probably require stratification. For best results, fresh seeds should be sown in the fall

    Bookmark   March 23, 2014 at 1:51AM
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I just found the seed in the woods yesterday and decided to keep it.

    Bookmark   March 23, 2014 at 12:14PM
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I would put in a zip lock w/a bit of damp soil and place it in the fridge. Since your seed has been naturally stratified outside since the Fall you may be surprised at how quickly it germinates. I collected buckeye seeds in the Fall, put them in a bag and they germinated in the fridge w/in a month! Just make sure, if your seed does germinate and you decide to pot it before putting it outside, that you give it a tallish pot because they grow tap roots and these need a LOT of growing room! Good luck!

    Bookmark   March 23, 2014 at 4:50PM
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I did like you said; I'm looking forward to seeing it grow!

    Bookmark   March 27, 2014 at 12:20AM
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