Inventory as of March 13, 2016: 4000 Seeds
Seed Specifications: Purity - 100%; Projected Germination Rate - 77%; Where Harvested (location) - Oregon
The Noble Fir is a beautifully symmetrical tree and can grow to over 200 ft in the wild. The bark is smooth with resin blisters. It changes to brownish-gray plates with age. The needles are roughly 4-sided (similar to spruces), over 1 inch long, bluish-green but appearing silver because of 2 white rows of stomata on the underside and 1-2 rows on the upper side. The needles are generally twisted upward so that the lower surface of the branches are exposed. The Noble Fir is an excellent choice for a Christmas tree, because of it's beauty and stiff branches and long keepability. The species is growing in popularity and is 25-30% of the fresh tree market in the Pacific Northwest. It's also widely used to make wreathes, door shags, garland and other Christmas product. The Noble Fir can reach heights of up to 200 ft. It's cold hardy to zone 4.
Recommended Planting Instructions:
Scarification: Soak in water 48 hours, change water each day. Stratification: Cold stratify for 30 days.
Germination: Sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp soil, mulch seed bed. Seed may germinate in stratification. Other: Fall sowing in mulched seedbeds is preferred to artificial stratification and spring sowing.