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Germination of

Vaccinium parvifolium

Red Huckleberry - Vaccinium parvifolium, Red Bilberry, Cascade Huckleberry

Vaccinium parvifolium

Vaccinium parvifolium, also known as red huckleberry, is a native shrub in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. To germinate Vaccinium parvifolium seeds, start by preparing a well-draining soil mixture of peat moss and perlite in equal parts. Sow the seeds on top of the soil mixture and cover them with a thin layer of peat moss. Water the soil lightly and keep it moist but not waterlogged. Place the pot in a cool, shaded location with indirect sunlight. Germination can take several weeks to several 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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