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Germination of

Abies pinsapo

Spanish Fir: Abies pinsapo, Spanish Pine, Pinsapo Pine, Iberian Fir

Abies pinsapo

Abies pinsapo, commonly known as Spanish Fir, requires a cold stratification period to break dormancy and initiate germination. This can be achieved by mixing the seeds with some damp peat moss or vermiculite and storing them in a sealed plastic bag in the refrigerator for 2-3 months. After the stratification period, the seeds should be sown in a well-draining soil mix, preferably with some sand or perlite added, and watered regularly to keep the soil moist. A temperature range of 15-20�C (59-68�F) is ideal for germination, which can take several weeks to a few months. The seedlings should be kept in a bright and cool location and gradually acclimated to full sun and drier conditions.

Some of plants may have very have specific germination requirements that may not be covered in these general instructions. 

Many seeds require pre-treatment before sowing which we try to list here when we can, but this information may not be present here.  Germination times and germination temperatures are to be a guide only.  Many factors can DRASTICALLY affect this.


It's always a good idea to research the specific germination requirements from multiple sources for each plant before attempting to grow them from seed.

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