Tungoil Tree Vernicia fordii - Aleurites fordii

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Vernicia fordii

Family:

Euphorbiaceae

Genus:

Vernicia

Species:

fordii

Common Name:

Tungoil Tree

Seeds Per Pound:
151
Quantity:
2.36 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
8
Germination:
83%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
50-60 feet
Collection Locale:
China
Crop Year:
2020
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
9
In Stock: 2.36 lb
Prices
Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet
$15.95
8 oz
$58.34
1 lb
$114.50
1 kg
$228.00
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in hot tap water, let stand in water for 24 hours, repeat process on seed that did not imbibe.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow seed 3/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: Germination tends to be slow, Germinates faster in warmer temperatures.
In a Nutshell:
* The tung tree is valued for tung oil, which is derived from the seeds of the tree. Tung oil, also called China wood oil or nut oil, has traditionally been used in lamps in China. In modern times, it is used as an ingredient in paint, varnish, and caulk. It is also used as a wood finish for furniture and other wooden objects. After processing to remove gums in the oil, it can also be used as a motor oil. Marco Polo wrote in the 13th century "The Chinese take some lime and chopped hemp, and these they knead together with a certain wood oil, and when the three are thoroughly amalgamated they hold like any glue, and with this mixture they pay their ships". more...
Usda description:
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