Monkey Puzzle Tree, Monkeypuzzle Tree Araucaria araucana

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Botanical Name:

Araucaria araucana

Family:

Araucariaceae

Genus:

Araucaria

Species:

araucana

Common Name:

Monkey Puzzle Tree, Monkeypuzzle Tree

Seeds Per Pound:
132
Quantity:
5.42 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
6
Germination:
98%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
50-100 feet
Collection Locale:
Washington
Crop Year:
2018
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
8

This seed cannot be shipped out of the USA. 



In Stock: 5.42 lb
Prices
  • ARAUCARIA araucana

Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
11.95
1 lb
99.50
1 kg
198.00
Growing Info:
Scarification: none required.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow 1-2" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: expect germination in 10 days @ 70-85 degrees F, it will take longer if cooler.
In a Nutshell:
* Araucaria araucana (commonly called the monkey puzzle tree, monkey tail tree, Chilean pine, or pehuén) is an evergreen tree growing to 40 metres (130 ft) tall with a 2 metres (7 ft) trunk diameter.
* The tree is native to central and southern Chile and western Argentina. Araucaria araucana is the hardiest species in the conifer genus Araucaria. Because of the great age of this species it is sometimes described as a living fossil.
* Its conservation status was enhanced to Endangered by the IUCN in 2013 due to its declining abundance.
* It is the national tree of Chile.
* Araucaria araucana is a popular garden tree, planted for its unusual effect of the thick, 'reptilian' branches with a very symmetrical appearance. more...
* The seed can be eaten raw or cooked. Rich in starch. The seed is soft like a cashew nut and has a slight flavour of pine nuts. This is a delicious seed and it makes very pleasant eating. It is a food that can easily be eaten in quantity and can be used as a staple food in the diet. more...