Approximately 0.17 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:6
Type of plant - deciduous
Fruit: acorn ellip. to 3.5cm.
Foliage: oblong to 12x3cm., lobed
Height in meters: 40
Common names for Quercus cerris:
is included in the following B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories:
8: World Classic Tree Seed List
60: Economic Timber Trees
65: World Coastal Tree and Plant Seed List
75: Natives of Asia Minor and Introductions
78: South Eastern European Native and Introduced Plants
80: South West European Native and Introduced Plants
131: Toxic Plants
Quercus cerris seeds will usually germinate in 120-365 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic. Normally will only germinate with light so surface sow. Sow seeds about 1mm deep in a Peaty seed sowing mix at about 10°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".
Soak for 24 hours (Pre-chill for 3 months)