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Staghorn Sumac - Help with sprouting seeds

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So today I went out to Niagara Falls. As we were walking, I stumbled upon a tree that had one bud on it. It appeared to be a Staghorn Sumac bud.

Half of it seemed dried out / dead. I picked it off the tree, and brought it home with me. Unfortunately, I didn't take a picture of it, but it looked something like the picture I included in this post (FYI, I just grabbed a random, Google searched image of "Staghorn Sumac").

Anyways, I didn't pick the seeds out or anything of that nature. I literally just brought it home, put it in a pot with soil, and watered it. Then I placed the pot in my cold frame.

Just wondering how likely I am to get a sprout. I placed the bud approximately 4-6 inches below the soil level. I probably should've looked for the seeds, and separated them. But....I didn't. Anyways, I'm starting to think that the seeds will just sit in the soil, and will stratify naturally come winter 2024, in my cold frame.

Unless anybody out there reading this thinks it may sprout this spring.


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