Seed storage and pretreatment for Robinia pseudoacacia

Common name Acacia (False) or False acacia
Scientific name Robinia pseudoacacia
Storage characteristics Orthodox
Storage moisture content and temperature 6-8% @ < 4°C
Dormancy characteristics Hard-seeded
Pretreatment method Scarify
See pretreatment of hard-seeded species
Efficacy of pretreatment / remarks Generally effective, a significant proportion of live seeds should germinate
Approximate date to initiate artificial pre-treatment (for 1 March sowing) -


See pretreatment of hard-seeded species

Storage characteristics

Orthodox - seeds that can be dried without harm, and once dried can be frozen, stored for years with little deterioration and relatively easily revived.