Vernon Seed Orchard Company

Interior White Spruce

VSOC Suggested

Spruce Sowing Factor



Germination

Capacity


100-99%


98-97%


96-95%


94-93%


92-91%


90-89%


88-87%


86-85%


84-83%

Seeds per

Seedlings


1.4


1.5


1.7


1.8


1.9


2.0


2.2


2.4


3.0

The seeds required to produce a seedling is a factor that you should negotiate with your nursery.  The suggested seed factors from above are used by many of our company divisions.  The sowing factors use will result in annual cost savings for your program.


Calculating Seed Needs


Example:

Choose seedlot#

          - 94% Germination Factor

Sowing request for 500,000 seedlings


Factoring Required

Seedling = 500,000 x 1.8

             = 900,000 seeds

Spruce average 380 seedling / gram +-


900,000 seeds / 380


Total seed required = 2368 grams

Interior White Spruce

Seedlot Bulletin for 2018/19

Prince George Seed Planning Unit



Weevil Tolerance -  600  to 1400 m



Updated


Jan 14, 2019

Seedlot # 63759 Germination TBD

 

Predicted seed availability - 42 kg



GVO +36


High Gain  -  600  to 1400 m


High Elevation  -  1200 - 1550 m


SOLD OUT!

Seedlot # 63757   - Germination 92%   

Seed availability - 29.7 kg.

GVO +26

Price  = $4,950 / kg

Seedlot # 63758   - Germination 91%   

Seed availability - 8.9 kg.

GVO +16

Price  = $4,000 / kg