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Stratification help !

First of all, I have to write that I'm new of this forum.I imported some seed from China that aren't available or cultivated in our country.I'm posting here after wasting a lot of time online because I didn't quite understand how stratification is really done. I want to know how I can stratify the following seeds :

Rose seeds (Green and Black Roses)
Paulovina seeds
Sakura seeds
Pinus seeds (Bonsai)
Boston Ivy seeds
Cycas Revolta seeds
Araucria seeds

I'm told that there are two types of stratification, Cold and Hot stratifications, which one should I use for the above mentioned seeds.
Pakistan has are four seasons: a cool, dry winter from December through February; a hot, dry spring from March through May; the summer rainy season, or southwest monsoon period, from June through September; and the retreating monsoon period of October and November.

So Now, I want to know how i can stratify these seeds and what materials should I use for the process in the refrigarator.
Also, if you can recommend a site that can tell me about the growing and planting seasons of these above mentioned seeds because I am confused, thanks to a mixture of confusing websites I visited. I'm not sure about the seasons.

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Re: Stratification help !

Glad you found us, but I'm thinking this is not the right source of help for you. What you are asking for is detailed, technical help about a number of (mostly) trees that few of us would have any experience in starting from seed. And then how do the stratification periods needed for germinating those seeds work with the seasons you have which are completely different from what many of us have experienced and may also be different from what the trees are adapted to.

For this level of information, you really need to look for local sources. Good local tree nurseries where you could have detailed in-person conversations would be best. But there are also things like this:

a Pakistan gardening forum.

and ... 9317611092

Facebook pages and a website.

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