Abies balsamea (Balsam Fir) seeds
Superb Fir Tree, native to North America, and a favourite in Canada & USA for Christmas trees due to its pyramid form and densely packed branches. The dark green needles have lovely silvery undersides and a delightful fragrance. They are also long lasting and soft - a definite bonus when decorating the tree!
Mature trees bear beautiful purple cones in abundance.
Position: Sun, semi shade or shade in deep, moist soil
Packet of 30 seeds
[If sowing a large quantity, mix seeds with the compost/vermiculite and place in a resealable bag in the fridge. Open the bag and give the seeds a good shake to aerate them each week. Then sow thinly into trays or, in spring/summer, directly outdoors in a nursery bed]
An alternative method is to sow in pots as above during late summer to early winter then place in a cold frame and let nature take its course as the seasons change with the seedlings emerging the next spring.
Growing Instructions: Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into 7.5cm pots and grow on in a cold frame or nursery bed for a year or two then plant in their final position in sun or semi-shade.