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Tea Plant Seeds or

Tea Plant Seeds or

Tea Plant Seeds

My goal in this article is to share some of my experiences growing this amazing plant from tea seed. I’ll discuss in detail how to take seed from germination to up-potting and, along the way, highlight some common pitfalls that novice tea growers might encounter.One key advantage of cuttings is that dozens of future tea plants can be procured from the stems of just one parent plant. Moreover, cuttings allow growers to propagate genetic stock with known, desirable characteristicsTea plants will begin to flower and produce seeds in their second year of growth. And once they get started, watch out! A hedgerow of just 10 or so mature tea plants will easily yield several hundred seeds in an average season.

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The point here is to discourage you from choosing seeds based on the supposed potential of some cultivars to favor different types of tea. Instead, choose tea seed based upon its suitability for your growing environment. And in nearly all of North America, the best choice is likely to be a descendant of the cold-hardy Camellia sinensis var. sinensis.During your early forays into tea farming, keep in mind that the US tea industry is still green and has no shortage of doubters. This means that you will necessarily have to take a few chances here and there and maybe you won’t have all the support that you would like. But try to embrace the uncertainty. It’s all part of the excitement of getting in on the ground floor of a promising new opportunity.Thank you so much for this blog post. I throughly enjoyed reading it and learning about growing tea from seed pods. I am going to try growing my own tea. I have always wanted to and wondered why not many people grow tea in the US. I think the US has a lot of potential for tea growing and with the right amount of patience and experience, tea cultivators could potentially discover some amazing teas grown right at home. All tea have a distinct flavor depending on the region it was grown and the nutrients it received. I’m excited to try growing my own tea 🙂 I look forward to your future blog posts!

Tea (Camellia sinensis) is one of the most economically essential beverage crops all over the world and is also considered to be the national drink. Though, due to the uprooting of old seed plantations in different parts of the country; conservation of valuable Tea germplasm in the form of Tea seeds has assumed considerable importance. The Tea plant produces seeds for several months every year. These seeds are used to propagate new Tea plants. All Tea (whether green, black, white, or oolong) originates from Camellia sinensis plants-the the processing is what makes the different types of Teasis not difficult. Only freshly harvested seeds must be used as older seeds lose their moisture, and therefore their viability, the longer they are stored. Tea seeds can be pressed to make incredibly healthy oil. Tea grows in a moderately hot and humid climate, which is preferred for better crop yield, crop distribution, and quality. An ambient temperature within 13°C and 28 to 32°C is conducive to the growth of Tea. The temperature range above 32°C is unfavorable for optimum photosynthesis. Tea is synergically disastrous for the crop if it is accompanied by low humidity. (Source: www.agrifarming.in)

 

 

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