Sandalwood Santalum album

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Botanical Name:

Santalum album







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15-30 feet
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  • Santalum album

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak seeds in a 0.05% gibberelic acid solutiuon for 12 hours.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: treat seed with fungicide before sowing. sow seed 3/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: Needs hot temperature to germinate. 85 degrees F recommended.
In a Nutshell:
* S. album has been the primary source of sandalwood and the derived oil.
* The use of S. album in India is noted in literature for over two thousand years.
* Sandalwood oil has been widely used in folk medicine for treatment of common colds, bronchitis..... more...
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