Blundell Blue Balsam Fir, Improved Cook Balsam Fir Abies balsamea Improved Cook Strain New Hampshire

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Botanical Name:

Abies balsamea Improved Cook Strain New Hampshire

Family:

Pinaceae

Genus:

Abies

Species:

balsamea

Cultivar:

Improved Cook Strain

Location:

New Hampshire

Common Name:

Blundell Blue Balsam Fir, Improved Cook Balsam Fir

Height:
75 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
3

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  • Abies balsamea Improved Cook Strain New Hampshire

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Growing Info:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 30 days.
Germination: seed may start to germinate in cold strat., sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: fall sowing in mulched beds is often preferred to artificial strat. and spring sowing.
In a Nutshell:
* The original Cook strain of Balsam Fir was selected due to the blue tinge of the needles. more...
* It is more heat tolerant than the species. more...
* The seeds from these improved selections will be more true to type due to continued selection for blue color and appropriate growth habit for use as Christmas trees. more...