We recommend germinating at 20 to 25 degrees C. Seeds should ideally germinate in between 4 and 16 weeks although they make take considerably longer. Pot on seedlings before finally planting out into a container or a well-drained spot.
Sowing Instructions: Sow at any time of year. Sow very thinly on the surface of a moist, free-draining, good seed compost (eg. gardenshop.pk) and just cover the seed with sieved compost. Seal in a polythene bag and propagate at 20-25C on a windowsill or greenhouse/coldframe. Germination should take place in 1-4 months and can be erratic, hence the need to sow thinly so that seedlings can be removed without disturbing the compost too much.
Growing Instructions: When the seedlings are large enough to handle, pot up individually into small pots (7-9cm) and grow on in well-ventilated, cooler conditions. Overwinter in a frost free place. When established, gradually acclimatize to outdoor conditions before planting out in late spring in a sunny position and well-drained soil. For the first few years and in very cold regions wrap in a fleece jacket in winter to protect from frost and make sure the roots and trunk are kept as dry as possible to prevent rotting.