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Germination of

Prunus serotina

Black Cherry, Wild Cherry, Chokecherry.

Prunus serotina

Prunus serotina: The seeds of Prunus serotina should be stratified for several months to promote germination. Stratification involves placing the seeds in a moist medium, such as sand or peat moss, and keeping them in a cool location for several months. After stratification, plant the seeds in well-draining soil and keep them consistently moist. Germination typically occurs within 1 to 3 months.

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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