Fraser Fir | Mini-Grow Kit
- Grow your own tree from seed!
- Includes absolutely everything you need to grow Fraser Fir (Abies fraseri) from seed: seeds, growing medium, a mini-greenhouse, and detailed instructions
- 100% guaranteed: If your seed fails to germinate or your seedling perishes, we are happy to provide free replacement seed
- Great for kids and adults, amateurs to experts!
- A universal symbol of life, regrowth and recovery, enduring friendships and new beginnings, a tree is a wonderful gift that will only grow in value, meaning, and beauty
About Fraser Fir
Fraser Fir (Abies fraseri) is a close relative of Balsam Fir, and is sometimes called "She-Balsam" or "Southern Balsam Fir." This tree is native to the cold moist climate of higher elevations (above 4,500 feet) in the Apalachian Mountains of southwestern Virginia, western North Carolina, and eastern Tennessee, where it grows in dense stands.
Fraser Fir is a relatively small tree, growing to typical heights of 50–60 feet tall, and rarely seen over 80 feet tall (the largest Abies fraseri on record is 87 feet tall). Fraser Fir can grow in a wide variety of soil types and does very well in cultivation. It is a highly shade tolerant species, but shading reduces its growth rate significantly. In cultivation, full sun is recommended for the Fraser Fir, which responds to the additional sunlight by growing about four times faster than in shade. Under sunny and favorable conditions, Fraser Fir will grow an average of about 1 foot in height per year.
In addition to its benefits as a important component of watershed protection at higher elevations in the Appalachians, Fraser Fir is one of the North America's most popular Christmas Tree species, and is the basis for a multi-million dollar Christmas Tree and wreath business in the Southern Appalachians. The tree offers lush, deep green foliage, a beautiful pyramidal shape, a wonderful fragrance, and great needle retention — all qualities that make Fraser Fir one of America's most appealing natives!
About Jonsteen's Grow Kits
Growing a tree from seed is a magical and fascinating experience for people of all ages. Our 100% guaranteed Grow Kits provide everything you need to germinate some of the world's largest and most interesting tree species from seed — seeds, growing medium, a mini-greenhouse, and detailed instructions, which lead you through the whole process, from cold-stratifying your seeds to germination and transplanting.
About Jonsteen’s 100% Guarantee
If your seed fails to germinate or your seedling perishes, we are happy to provide free replacement seed. We encourage all customers experiencing difficulties growing their trees to contact us through our toll-free "Tree Help Line" (1-888-387-3379).