Nurseries Sr Manager
Bldg 201, Fort Mason
San Francisco, California 94123
|Family Scientific Name:
|Family Common Name:
||Marah fabaceus (Naud.) Greene
||Tennessee Valley, California
||M. fabaceus is found on banks and slopes below 2,500 feet elevation near the coast; from Marin to Monterery County, California.
Root System: Firm plug in container.
||Seeds are collected between April 1st and June 15th.
Mature pods are brown and spiny.
Seed is greenish brown at maturity.
||Seed Cleaning:Remove seeds from pods by hand using gloves.
Storage Conditions: Seeds are kept dry and stored in a refrigerator.
||Seeds are soaked overnght with warm water.
|Growing Area Preparation/
Annual Practices for Perennial Crops:
Fully Controlled Greenhouse.
Sowing Method: Direct Seeding.
Seeds are sown in containers 2"x10" tubes (Deepot 40) containing standard potting mix of peat moss, fir bark, perlite, and sand.
Seeds are planted 2 times the diameter to depth.
Containers are watered in with an automatic mist and irrigation system.
Seeds are sown on March 1st.
% Germination: 60%
||Seeds germinate 21 days after sowing.
Seedlings are transplanted 21 days after germination to individual containers 2"x10" tubes (Deepot 40) containing standard potting mix of peat moss, fir bark, perlite, and sand.
Transplant Survival averages 60%.
||A California Flora and Supplement, Munz, P., University of California Press, Berkeley and London, 1973.
|Young, Betty 2001. Propagation protocol for production of container Marah fabaceus (Naud.) Greene plants (Deepot 40); , San Francisco, California. In: Native Plant Network. URL: http://www.nativeplantnetwork.org (accessed 2 September 2015). Moscow (ID): University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources, Forest Research Nursery.|