Honeylocust (Gleditsia triacanthos)




Propagation Method

Seed collection: Honeylocust fruits are pods. The pods can be collected in fall and into the winter after the pods turn from green to dark brown.

Seeds are removed by breaking and peeling away the outer pod wall around the seeds. Discard misshapen, off-colored seeds, or seeds with small holes that may indicate the presence of seed weevils. Seeds can be stored dry for long periods in the refrigerator.

Seed dormancy: Honeylocust seeds have physical dormancy.

Seed germination: Scarify seeds to break physical dormancy and allow water uptake. Following scarification, sow seeds in a nursery container to produce a seedling or sow them in a plastic container in the classroom to observe germination.

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