Unfortunately the 2012 the Monkey Puzzle seed crop has been very low in seed numbers. Seed collection has been difficult and labour intensive and this years seed prices reflect these difficulties.
The prospects for the 2013 crop look much better :))
I am now sold out of these seeds for the time being
2012 Seed Crop Prices are as follows,
3 Seeds £2.00-Sold Out
5 Seeds £2.95-Sold Out
10 Seeds £4.00-Sold Out
15 Seeds £5.90-Sold Out
20 Seeds £7.75-Sold Out
25 Seeds £9.50-Sold Out
30 Seeds £11.00 -Sold Out
40 Seeds £15.50 -Sold Out
50 Seeds £18.00 -Sold Out
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All seeds will be sent with full planting instructions which can also be seen at the bottom of this page.
|This is one of the female trees that the seeds|
that are offered for sale have been harvested
from. The photo was taken in late March when
the cones that hold the seed were still
|All of the trees in the avenue that the seed was collected from are |
amazingly consistant in height,shape and crown density.
On arrival the seed should either be sown immediatly or placed back into cold storage (a fridge is fine for this)
Seeds should be sown in containers of some kind to avoid disturbance the delicate root system. John Innes No2 is reputed to be very good for growing monkey puzzle trees although I have found that many other types of compost will give perfectly acceptable results.
The compost must be nicely damp rather than wet. Overly wet compost will cause the seeds to die and become rotten.
The compost should first be firmed and then the monkey puzzle seeds pushed into it vertically to between one third and half of their length. Planting them too deep usually causes them to become rotten
Place the seeds in a warm place between 20 and 30 celsius for optimum results. Germination should occur between 4-8 weeks.
Geminating seeds will start to push themselves up out of the compost. Often the developing shoot will get stuck inside the seed and you will have to gently pull it off with your fingers. Do not over water and never let the trees sit in a pool of standing water or they may die and turn brown.
Seed sown earlier in the year will produce a bigger seedling than seed sown later, generally reaching a height between 5 and 15 cm by the time growth ceases in the autumn. When potting on take great care to avoid root damage.