greg mosser wrote:i've done it a number of times without much issue, stratifying in a pot outside over winter with fresh seed - my standard tree seed germination technique.
Good to know - I guess that would be another thing I'd be planting for the next generation rather than for myself! (I planted a young "Monkey Puzzle Tree" - Araucaria araucana - and it possibly won't even tell me its sex before I'm gone.)
If you want your own edible seed, beware, the content of butyric acid can be smelly, also you need female trees well over 30 years old!
Ben Johansen wrote:Anne, do you happen to know anything about ginko's origins? The area of the world where it comes from? I've heard that it's sort of a living fossil, that most trees and plants like it died out during the ice age. Kind of wondering if there are clues to it's preferences in where it survived the cold time...