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Angelika Maier
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I tried to germinta schisandra chinensis various times but it did not work. I will try it once again and it is autum so it seems to be the right season. Does someone sell some VIABLE seeds?
Or if in Australia cuttings? Or does someone know were there are good plants in Australia?
And of course: did you germinate the seeds yourself (not what you read on the net) and how? Which is the best commercial source of the seeds?
 
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Angelika Maier wrote:I tried to germinta schisandra chinensis various times but it did not work. I will try it once again and it is autum so it seems to be the right season. Does someone sell some VIABLE seeds?
Or if in Australia cuttings? Or does someone know were there are good plants in Australia?
And of course: did you germinate the seeds yourself (not what you read on the net) and how? Which is the best commercial source of the seeds?


I intend to buy some from these guys (they're near me), but haven't yet:
https://oikostreecrops.com/products/edible-fruits/schisandra-berry/
 
Todd Parr
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Another plant I didn't know I needed until I saw "-30".  Time to start looking for it.  Oikos is out of stock.
 
Angelika Maier
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I can't order from oikos they only sell the plant.
 
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Schisandra is another thing I want to experiment with also. My wife and I take a liver support supplement and one of the key ingredients is schisandra.

We are in a zone 3 and some of the reading I have done seems to say that they should be able to survive. The seed sources I have come across though say zone 4 or 5. Like other plants there is quite a variation in cold hardiness depending on if they were selected for that trait or not.

Update I did come across this source which is a zone 3.
https://onegreenworld.com/product/eastern-prince-2/

A little pricey, also I would prefer seeds if possible, although a lot of people seem to have trouble getting them to germinate.
 
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http://www.lazyssfarm.com/Plants/Vines/Images/schisandra_chinensis.htm

Only females right now for you US folk, but I would assume you could plant a male later and still get fruit
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