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Title: Maturation of sugar maple seed
Author: Carl, Clayton M., Jr.; Snow, Albert G., Jr. Jr.; Snow, Albert G. Jr.;
Source: Res. Pap. NE-217. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 8 p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Description: The seeds of a sugar maple tree (Acer saccharum Marsh.) do not mature at the same time every year. And different trees mature their seeds at different times. So time of year is not a reliable measure of when seeds are ripe. Better criteria are needed. In recent studies we have found that moisture content and color are the best criteria for judging when sugar maple seeds are ripe.
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Carl, Clayton M., Jr.; Snow, Albert G., Jr. 1971. Maturation of sugar maple seed. Res. Pap. NE-217. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 8 p.
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