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Adansonia digitata

Baobab, Cream of tartar tree, Dead Rat Tree, Monkey-bread Tree

In Stock: 5.418 lb (Total:5.418lb)
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5.42 lb
Adansonia digitata

Details

Germination:
71%
Germination test:
cut
Purity:
99%
Seeds per lb:
873
Quantity:
5.42 lb
Collected in:
India
Crop year:
2023
Min. hardiness zone:
10
Item ID:
1832673

Growing Info

Scarification
Scarification: Carefully file through the seed coat.|Soak in hot tap water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification
Stratification: none required
Germination
Germination: sow seed 1/2" deep, tamp the soil, keep moist but not wet

Other: Germination tends to be slow, Germinates faster in warmer temperatures. 

Step into the world of Adansonia digitata, popularly known as the baobab tree. Native to the African continent, this magnificent species paints the dry, hot savannahs of sub-Saharan Africa with its astounding presence, revealing the existence of watercourses from afar. Growing as lonely sentinels, these trees are known for living well over a thousand years with their growth rate dependent on groundwater and rainfall. Uniquely distinctive, the baobab tree appears “upside-down” as the trunk mimics a taproot, and the branches appear as finer capillary roots. During early summer months, it boasts large, heavy white flowers. The large, egg-shaped fruit of the tree dries up and breaks into chunks, resembling powdery, dry bread. An integral part of African lore and utility, the baobab tree is a source of food, water, health remedies, and shelter. Turn towards the fascinating baobab tree, a standing testament of history enriched with legends, utility, and unmatchable aesthetics, bringing a unique touch to the landscapes it graces.

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