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Approximately 800.00 seeds per gram
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B and T World Seeds' reference number:
The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Carnegiea gigantea is cold hardy
USDA Zone:10 30° to 40°F (-1° to +4.5°C)
|Type of plant - perennial
Flower or inflorescence:
WHITE, funnel-camp., to 12x6cm., noct. - diurnal..(germ. 1-3 weeks warm)
RED obov., to 7x4cm., pulp RED, edible, seeds ovate, ~2x1.5mm. shiny BROWN
bo columnar, 30-75cm. dia., ribs 12-30..eventually fastigiate, best in semi-shade
|Height, in meters: 16
Height, in feet: 52.80
|Carnegiea gigantea seeds may be subject to seasonal availability
Synonyms (alternative names) for Carnegiea gigantea:
Common names for Carnegiea gigantea:
|("arms" develop in 50-70 years, so don't wait), (fruit confit / gelee, syrop, fermentee), (sow seed in surface, needs light), Giant Cactus, Giant Saguaro Cactus, IOS 00093, Sage-of-the-Desert, Saguaro, Sahuaro,|
is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.
|5||: Cactus Seed List|
|See also *Succulent Plant Seed List|
|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|
|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.|
|60||: Economic Timber Trees|
|see also Cabinet Wood Tree Seeds|
|62||: Mexican Native and Introduced Plants|
|76||: Californian Native Plant Seed List|
|85||: Natives of U.S.South West (Arizona Texas New Mexico)|
|191||: Tropical Shrubs and Trees|
|192||: Tropical Commercial Selection Trees Shrubs and Flowers|
|719||: North American Native Ethnobotanicals|
|Including medicinal, dye, fiber, food, construction, ritual|
|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.
Carnegiea gigantea seeds will usually germinate in 5-180 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Sand, and loam, with some sphagnum moss or coir (coconut fiber/dust) make a good mix for germinating Carnegiea gigantea and similar seeds. The mix needs to be free-draining, and to be slightly water retentive. Surface sow the seeds and just cover with sand. Start germinating the seeds in shady (dark), humid conditions. As the seeds start to germinate, increase the light and decrease the humidity.