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Growing from seeds Tawanese Trident Maple 1 year 6 months ago #59513

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I have a Taiwanese or Formosan Trident Maple which is covered in seeds, I would like to sow them but I need to know first when are they ripe? Second when and how to sow them? I have searched around and the information tends to be contradictory. I tend to think they have to stay on until early autumn, and to be sown straight away. Opinions gratefully received.
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Growing from seeds Tawanese Trident Maple 1 year 6 months ago #59514

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What does nature do? Seeds fall off in autumn, lay in/in the ground through winter and they sprout in spring.
So, collect them in autumn, place them in a seed tray, let them stay outside during winter ( maybe covered a bit if you have winters of -30 during 4 months...) and watch them grow in spring

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Growing from seeds Tawanese Trident Maple 1 year 6 months ago #59517

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Yes, I have been doing some research and Taiwan is generally not cold, apart from mountains. They do grow by the roadside, and in Teipai which is temperate. I will leave them on the tree until autumn

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