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Giant Sequoia Seeds

$2.00

Grow a Giant Sequoia—the most massive tree in the world!

Each vial contains around half a dozen seeds, each crammed with all the genetic information to grow one of the largest organisms on Earth.

Be sure to study the proper growing/care instructions for your climate.

 

Species: Sequoiadendron giganteum

This species is the largest tree in the world by wood volume, limb thickness, and bark thickness. The current largest known tree in the world is a giant sequoia named General Sherman in California. Much larger sequoias have lived in the past, such as "Mother of the Forest", a tree which was debarked and subsequently died in1854 after living for 2,520 years. These trees are considered endangered. Help restore the giant sequoia population, but be sure to research the proper growing conditions for your region.

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SEQUOIADENDRON GIGANTEUM

Sequoiadendron giganteum (giant sequoia; also known as giant redwood, Sierra redwood, Sierran redwood, Wellingtonia or simply big tree—a nickname also used by John Muir) is the sole living species in the genus Sequoiadendron, and one of three species of coniferous trees known as redwoods, classified in the family Cupressaceae in the subfamily Sequoioideae, together with Sequoia sempervirens (coast redwood) and Metasequoia glyptostroboides (dawn redwood). Giant sequoia specimens are the most massive trees on Earth. The common use of the name sequoia usually refers to Sequoiadendron giganteum, which occurs naturally only in groves on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California.

The etymology of the genus name has been presumed—initially in The Yosemite Book by Josiah Whitney in 1868—to be in honor of Sequoyah (1767–1843), who was the inventor of the Cherokee syllabary. An etymological study published in 2012 concluded that Austrian Stephen L. Endlicher is actually responsible for the name. A linguist and botanist, Endlicher corresponded with experts in the Cherokee language including Sequoyah, whom he admired. He also realized that coincidentally the genus could be described in Latin as sequi (meaning to follow) because the number of seeds per cone in the newly-classified genus aligned in mathematical sequence with the other four genera in the suborder. Endlicher thus coined the name "Sequoia" as both a description of the tree's genus and an honor to the indigenous man he admired.

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I purchased these for our school's teacher appreciation week. The theme is "From little seed grow mighty trees" and we will give each teacher some seeds. So unique and helps the earth at the same time.

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Very special!

I purchased these for our school's teacher appreciation week. The theme is "From little seed grow mighty trees" and we will give each teacher some seeds. So unique and helps the earth at the same time.

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J.D.
Too soon

How can I write a review when I haven’t even planted the seeds yet ?

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