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How To Grow Russian Olive Seeds

The quick and convenient guide to growing your very own Russian Olive Tree!


Growing Russian Olive Trees From Seeds

Growing Russian Olive trees from seeds, can be a little tricky, but don't worry this guide to growing Russian Olive Seeds will help you through the process in 5 simple steps.


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Growing Your Russian Olive Trees From Seed In 5 Simple Steps


# 1 | Fill a clear plastic zip-top bag about midway with sand. Pour water over the sand and mix together until all the sand is damp.


# 2 | Scrape the outside of each Russian Olive seed with sandpaper until you scrape the outer shell of the seeds, then press the seeds in the damp sand.


# 3 | Place the bag into a refrigerator, near the back (or somewhere, where it won't be disturbed.) Keep the bag in the refrigerator for 70-90 days. Check to ensure the sand stays moist.


# 4 | Fill a planter or seedling tray with sand or peat moss and add enough water to make the growing medium damp. Plant the stratified seeds in the planter or seedling tray in the spring after the danger of frost has passed. Place each seed as deep as its length and pat the medium over each seed.


# 5 | Place the planter in a warm spot away from direct sunlight. Keep the medium moist, but not wet. Most seeds will germinate in one to two months. Transplant seedlings to their more permanent home after at least two sets of leaves appear.


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