Maple tree seed

(Question)

Hi I am from Mexico, and in vacation in Toronto, I am looking for maple tree .

(Answer)

 

Welcome to Toronto and thank you for writing to the Toronto Master Gardeners. Our mandate is to advise the public on the cultivation of plants, and we encourage you to research further on where to purchase maple tree seeds, whether from a garden centre or on-line retailer.

If you are staying long enough in Toronto, you may be able to collect ripe maple seeds this autumn from the maple trees of your choice. The colloquial term for maple seeds is “keys”.  Each ripe seed pod is structurally designed with an attached “wing”, which propels the seed to fall to the earth with a strong, spiral flight, to better secure a potential germinating location. Many different species of maple grow here; come early October, the streets will be littered with maple keys.

Good luck!