Seed storage and pretreatment for Quercus robur

Common name Oak (Pedunculate)
Scientific name Quercus robur
Storage characteristics Recalcitrantb
Storage moisture content and temperature Store moist @ 4°C
Dormancy characteristics -
Pretreatment method -
Efficacy of pretreatment / remarks -
Approximate date to initiate artificial pre-treatment (for 1 March sowing) -


Storage characteristics

Recalcitrant - seeds that cannot be dried or frozen and are therefore short-lived.

b Maximum advisable storage c. 18-24 weeks in non-drying conditions @ 0°C

Practice Guide

CoverRaising Trees and Shrubs from Seed (PDF-648K)

Forestry Commission Practice Guide 18.