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Carol and Jerry Baskin
University of Kentucky
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0225

Family Scientific Name: Fabaceae
Family Common Name: Pea family
Scientific Name: Gymnocladus dioicus (L.) K. Koch
Common Name: Kentucky coffee tree
Species Code: GYMDIO
General Distribution: G. dioicus is found within temperate deciduous forests of North America.
Propagation Goal: Plants
Propagation Method: Seed
Product Type: Container (plug)
Pre-Planting Treatments: Seeds exhibit physical dormancy.
Growing Area Preparation/
Annual Practices for Perennial Crops:

Seeds germinate at greenhouse temperatures.
References: Wiesehuegel, E. G. (1935). Germinating Kentucky coffee tree. J. For. 33, 533-534.
Yeiser, J. L. (1983). Germinative pretreatments and seedcoat impermeability for the Kentucky coffeetree. Tree Plant. Notes 34(2), 33-35.
In: Baskin, C. and Baskin, J. Table 10.14 Chapter 10. Seeds: Ecology, Biogeography and Evolution of Dormancy and Germination. Academic Press, 1998. 666 pages.

Baskin, Carol C.; Baskin, Jerry M. 2002. Propagation protocol for production of container Gymnocladus dioicus (L.) K. Koch plants; University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. In: Native Plant Network. URL: http://www.nativeplantnetwork.org (accessed 30 August 2015). Moscow (ID): University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources, Forest Research Nursery.