For those who’d like to go site-seeing for Ginkgo trees, hunt for fruiting specimens during fruiting season for seed to propagate, or even for cuisine, The Ginkgo Pages has a section that points to various places around the world where one can find ginkgos (Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand are on the list) and even mentions if they’re male or female (sometimes, if the info is available).
I’ve already used it myself to try to find the closest female Ginkgo tree in my city to collect fruit from this year (you’d think I learned my lesson after handling nasty Osage Orange fruits but NOPE! Gonna add Ginkgos to my “insane propagations” list).
Hope this helps some of my fellow urban seed hunters out there!
Amazing resources! I have seen a few in Copenhagen, but I think they were all male: there definitely wasn’t a smell of rancid butter or vomit in the air, so I know there weren’t fruiting females around!
I’ll have to check out these locations and see if I can find some seed.