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10 gram for 76 Euros
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Simmondsia chinensis

Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 24495

The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Simmondsia chinensis is cold hardy
USDA Zone:10 30° to 40°F   (-1° to +4.5°C)
Type of plant - shrub
Flower or inflorescence: small, YELLOW, axil.
Fruit: ovoid capsule, source of jojoba oil
Foliage: obl.-ov. to 4cm., glauc.
Height, in meters: 2
Height, in feet: 6.60
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Synonyms (alternative names) for Simmondsia chinensis:
Buxus chinensis, Simmondsia californica, 

Common names for Simmondsia chinensis:

Bucknut,  Goat Nut,  Goatnut,  Jojoba, 


Simmondsia chinensis 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.
57:   Arid and Dry Condition Plant Seed List
62:   Mexican Native and Introduced Plants
76:   Californian Native Plant Seed List
85:   Natives of U.S.South West (Arizona Texas New Mexico)
90:   Cereals, Legumes, and other Food and Oilseed Plants
98:   Erosion Control Plant Seed List
169:   Sandy Soil Plant Seed List
191:   Tropical Shrubs and Trees
192:   Tropical Commercial Selection Trees Shrubs and Flowers
277:  Buxaceae
719:   North American Native Ethnobotanicals
Including medicinal, dye, fiber, food, construction, ritual
929:  Simmondsiaceae
952:   Wholesale Selection


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Germination guide for Simmondsia chinensis

These notes are a general guide, it is recommended to check specialist literature for some of the more unusual seeds in our lists.
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds. Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like Welwitschia mirabilis 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.
Some seeds need to be in the light (surface sown) or in the dark (sown deep enough to receive little or no light) to germinate. A rule of thumb is to cover the seeds their own width deep in the growing medium, but some seeds prefer to be sown much deeper, and some fairly large seeds like to be surface sown (or higher).
Many seeds germinate best at certain temperatures, some will germinate at a comparatively wide range of temperatures, yet others need fluctuating temperatures.
Almost all seeds are waiting in a dormant state for some outside stimulus to break their dormancy, some just need sufficiently high ambiant humidity, others need scarification, vernalization or to be passed through the intestines of an animal.

Simmondsia chinensis seeds will usually germinate in 14-21 days.
Sow Simmondsia chinensis seeds about 1mm deep in a Well drained seed sowing mix at about 20°C.

Soak Simmondsia chinensis seeds in warm water, which should be changed daily. Most seeds swell up when they are soaked, those that do should be sown immediately. Seeds that don't swell can be gently scarified.

(Soak for 12 hours).


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