Vernon Seed Orchard Company

Interior Douglas Fir

VSOC Suggested

Fir Sowing Factor



Germination

Capacity


100-99%


98-97%


96-95%


94-93%


92-91%


90-89%


Seeds per

Seedlings


1.2


1.3


1.4


1.5


1.6


1.7


The seeds required to produce a seedling is a factor that you should negotiate with your nursery.  The suggested seed factors from above are suggested factors that our companies are comfortable using.  The sowing factors use will result in annual cost savings for your program.


Calculating Seed Needs


Example:

Choose seedlot #

          - 93% Germination Factor

Sowing request for 100,000 seedlings


Factoring Required

Seedling = 100,000 x 1.5

             = 150,000 seeds

Spruce average 85 seedling / gram +-


150,000 seeds / 85


Total seed required = 1765 grams

Interior Douglas Fir

Seedlot Bulletin for 2018/19




Prince George 700 - 1200m


Quesnel Lake 700 - 1400m


Cariboo Transition 600 - 1400m


All Douglas fir orchards produced large crops in 2018. Seed is currently in the processing stage. Seed availability will be updated regularly.  


Updated

Jan 14, 2019

Seedlot # 63752   - Germination TBD

Predicted seed availability - 86.9 kg.

GVO +25, WWD +01

Price  = $4,450 / kg

Seedlot # 63753   - Germination TBD

Predicted seed availability - 85.9 kg

GVO +26, WWD +00

Price  = $4,450 / kg

Seedlot # 63754   - Germination 96%

Seed availability - 160 kg

GVO +26, WWD -01

Price  = $4,450 / kg


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