University of Florida

Torreya californica

Common name(s): California Torreya, California Nutmeg, Stinking G-Yew

Plant type: evergreen medium tree
Primary method of propagation: seed

Propagation by Seed

Time of year to collect seed: Autumn
Time of year to sow seed: Summer
Seed treatment: stratify 40 degrees F in sand 3 months.
Time required for germination: 24-32 weeks
Comment: Seeds require a long after-ripening period before germination.