Nurseries Sr Manager
Bldg 201, Fort Mason
San Francisco, California 94123
|Family Scientific Name:
|Family Common Name:
||Goose Foot Family
||Chenopodium californicum (S. Wats.) S. Wats.
||Marin county, California
||C. californicum is found throughout California below 5000 feet elevation, to Lower California.
Root System: Firm plug in container.
||Seeds are collected between April 1st and July 1st.
Storage Conditions: Seeds are kept dry and stored in a refrigerator.
||Soak seeds in fresh water overnight. Cold stratify for 2 weeks or until seeds begin to sprout.
|Growing Area Preparation/
Annual Practices for Perennial Crops:
Fully Controlled Greenhouse.
Sowing Method: Transplanting Germinants.
8 grams of seeds are sown per flat containing Sunshine Mix #4 Aggregate Plus (peat moss, perlite, major and minor nutrients, gypsum, and dolomitic lime).
Seeds are covered with media.
Flats are watered in with an automatic irrigation and mist system.
Seeds are sown on August 15th.
% Germination: 50%
||Seeds germinate 14 days after sowing.
Seedlings are transplanted 14 days after germination to individual containers 2"x7" tubes (Deepot 16) containing standard potting mix of peat moss, fir bark, perlite, and sand.
Transplant Survival averages 85%.
|Length of Establishment Phase:
|Active Growth Phase:
||Fertilize with Nutricote if held in containers longer than 4 months.
Prune back to promote branching 1 month after transplanting.
||A California Flora and Supplement, Munz, P., University of California Press, Berkeley and London, 1973.
|Young, Betty 2001. Propagation protocol for production of container Chenopodium californicum (S. Wats.) S. Wats. plants (Deepot 16); , San Francisco, California. In: Native Plant Network. URL: http://www.nativeplantnetwork.org (accessed 9 December 2013). Moscow (ID): University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources, Forest Research Nursery.|