How to germinate Ginkgo biloba seeds

How to germinate Ginkgo biloba seeds
How to germinate Ginkgo biloba seeds

6 Responses

  1. CuriousCultivator says:

    What is the germination rate of these seeds, how long is the dormancy, what is the ratio of male to female from a group taken from a city environment? Can they be grown in a greenhouse? What is the water solubility of the soil you are using/can sand or other drainage substrate be used?

    • dearplants says:

      Hi, thank you very much for your interest and questions.
      From our experience the germination rate of Ginkgo seeds is about 80%. We don’t have a point of comparison with seeds from other contexts like city environments.
      They can be perfectly germinated in a greenhouse, but they need to grow outside as they are deciduous trees and need cold winters.
      We use a very light soil and sand or other drainage components should be added to the substrate as excess water will rot the seeds. A rule of thumb is that the soil is only kept moist, not dry and not soaked.
      In terms of germination dificulty we can say that ginkgo seeds are in the group of “seeds for begginers” 😉

  2. Vijay Ingle says:

    I want to purchase Ginkgo biloba seeds

  3. joshua says:

    I found some seeds that i had forgoten about. They are 3 to 4 years old…
    Will they still work???
    They where keeped at room temperature and in a dry place.

    • dearplants says:

      Thank you for your message. Maybe 3 or 4 years old is to much keeped at room temperature. At this time they might have consumed all their energy reserves. But as I allways say, “If I don’t sow, they will not germinate for sure”. So, give them a try. Maybe you get a surprise. If you’re lucky, just send us a message. We would like to hear from you again.


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