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My granddaughter found this in the woods. We assume it’s a seed from a tree can anyone help please

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Derbyshire but with a Nottinghamshire postcode. Posts: 16,473
    Looks like a magnolia pod.
  • Thank you. I’ve googled it and looks like you’re right. My granddaughter is thrilled and is going to plant it to see what happens @fidgetbones
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Derbyshire but with a Nottinghamshire postcode. Posts: 16,473
    The seeds needs to be extracted from the pod, sow in pots of soil, cover with grit and then leave outside for the winter . The seeds need a period of cold before they will germinate  (stratification)
  • @fidgetbones
    wow thanks for that. She’s now disappointed(she’s only 6)  because we googled it and it says that the seeds have to be red. Is that correct? I love gardening but I’m a bit of a novice so don’t know that much  any help would be appreciated. 
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Derbyshire but with a Nottinghamshire postcode. Posts: 16,473
    Yes, many seedpods will form without viable seed. There may still be seed in that pod, have you cut it open?

  • @fidgetbones no we have not but will do now we know what we are doing. Thanks 
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