fresh and viable seeds of Schisandra chinensis, "five flavor berry"
Seeds of Schisandra chinensis
Schisandra chinensis, literally "five flavor berry" which is its common name is a deciduous woody vine native to forests of Northern China and the Russian Far East. It is hardy in USDA Zone 4.
Its berries are used in traditional Chinese medicine, where it is considered one of the 50 fundamental herbs. They are most often used in dried form, and boiled to make a tea.
These seeds need a stratification first, meaning that they have to be treated with cold for several weeks. This can easily be done by planting them directly into your garden at autumn and then they'll start to germinate in spring.
Second option is just simulating the winter season by putting seeds, together with some soil, into the fridge for about 4 weeks.