Approximately 15600 seeds per gram
seed-counts are only a guide, not to be used for accurate calculations.
B and T World Seeds' reference number:
USDA average, annual, minimum temperature Zone:7
Type of plant - sub-shrub
Flower: WHITE, campan., drooping
Fruit: WHITE 12-22mm. berry, edible
Foliage: -6x1.5mm., ovate, ~dentate, glossy
Height in meters: prostrate
Parts of Gaultheria pumila white are considered toxic.
Gaultheria pumila white
is included in the following B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories:
9: Alpine and Rock Garden Seed List (Hardy and Tender)
30: Exotic and Other Fruit and Nut Tree and Shrub List
36: Herb Seed List Culinary Medicinal Dye and Aromatic
43: Herbaceous Border Plant Seed List
47: Chilean Native Plant Tree and Shrub Seeds
55: Fragrant or Aromatic Flower or Foliage Plant Seeds
110: South American Native Plant Seed List
136: Falkland Islands Native Plant Seed List
185: Plant Species whose germination is improved by Smoke
Gaultheria pumila white seeds will usually germinate in 30-60 days. Normally will only germinate with light so surface sow. Sow Gaultheria pumila white seeds on the surface of a Peaty seed sowing mix at about 20°C.
Stratification (cold treatment or vernalization) Some seeds need to be overwintered before they will germinate. Some seeds need just a couple of weeks, others 3 months. Seeds can be stratified in dampened peat or sand, in a plastic box or bag at 4°C or 5°C in a refrigerator. The seeds should not be frozen or in a wet medium. Very small seeds can be sown on the surface of their growing medium, in pots sealed in plastic bags, and kept in the 'fridge. Many vernalized seeds need light to germinate when they are sown in the "Spring".
(Pre-chill for 4-10 weeks). Acid soils only.