Yellowwood (Cladrastis kentukea)


Fruit

Seed

Seedling

Propagation Method

Seed collection: Yellowwood fruits are pods. The pods can be collected in summer after the pods turn from green to tan.

Seeds are removed by peeling apart the pods around the seeds. Discard misshapen or off-colored seeds. Seeds can be stored dry for long periods in the refrigerator.

Seed dormancy: Yellowwood has 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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