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svs in the name Camellia sinensis Darjeeling svs indicates that the seeds are "short viability seeds";
most of these are subject to seasonal availability, that is, they are only available at certain times of year.
If they are harvested in August but you order in October, you may have to wait nearly a year for your seeds.
B and T World Seeds' reference number:
|Camellia sinensis Darjeeling svs seeds may be subject to seasonal availability
Common names for Camellia sinensis Darjeeling svs:
|Darjeeling Tea Shrub,|
Camellia sinensis Darjeeling svs
is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.
|36||: Herb Seed List Culinary Medicinal Dye and Aromatic|
|Not all medicinal, dye or aromatic plants are edible, some are toxic if eaten and others are dangerous if applied to the skin. Please check uses for plants.|
|38||: Indian Native and Introduced Plants|
|171||: Camellia Plant and Seed List|
|720||: Fire Resistant Plants|
|Different classes of resistance: some grow back, some don't burn, a few have highly inflammable leaves that leave the rest of the plant intact, some trees don't have lower branches.|
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds.
Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like
require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.|
Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet,
the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Camellia sinensis Darjeeling svs seeds will usually germinate in 120-365 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Camellia sinensis Darjeeling svs seeds need to be "overwintered" before they will germinate.
Stratification; cold treatment or vernalization. Seeds of some species 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 overnight (Pre-chill for 4 months)