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Dekopon Seed Germination
« on: February 02, 2018, 08:29:36 PM »
I have some Dekopon seed that I was fortunate to find in fruit that I purchased from Whole Foods this week.
I have around 17 seeds. Most appear small, and I would say immature.

What is the recommended way to attempt to get these seed to germinate? Do I need to dry them first?

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Greg

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Re: Dekopon Seed Germination
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2018, 10:58:05 PM »
Plant immediately

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Re: Dekopon Seed Germination
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2018, 07:01:05 PM »
Thank you Mr.Texas.
I would also like to thank the others that have viewed the thread.
A big thanks to Millet for his advice also.

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Re: Dekopon Seed Germination
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2018, 07:14:07 PM »
You can also dry over night and store in the refrigerator in a zip lock bag. Why grow a seedling
when you can get a plant from Florida?

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Re: Dekopon Seed Germination
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2018, 07:33:06 PM »
I didn't know Dekopon was available for purchase.
Can you tell me who has it for sale? I would love to buy a tree.

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Re: Dekopon Seed Germination
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2018, 07:55:16 PM »
Buy online from www.harriscitrus.com. Dekopon is also known as Shiraniu in Florida.

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Re: Dekopon Seed Germination
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2018, 05:24:20 PM »
Thanks. Harris does have them in stock. I will give my seeds a week to sprout since I have already planted them.
If they do sprout, I will see if anyone wants them. For me, If I do decide I want a tree, I will order a 5 gal size from Harris.
« Last Edit: February 05, 2018, 05:30:53 PM by GregW »

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Re: Dekopon Seed Germination
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2018, 07:34:41 PM »
It may take more than a week to sprout seeds. Some of mine are taking between three weeks and three months indoors in pots.

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Re: Dekopon Seed Germination
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2018, 02:42:48 PM »
I took them out of the seed coat and started each embryo on rockwool. I have 2 one year old dekopon seedlings from 20+lbs of fruit last year. This year I've found 1 mature seed in 15lbs (so far).

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Re: Dekopon Seed Germination
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2018, 06:21:25 PM »
I have 6 seeds that have sprouted. A couple are around an inch tall now and have a couple of leaves.
Hopefully at least one will survive.
I guess now that I know that I can buy a tree out of Florida, the mystique of the Dekopon seeds have subsided.
As they say, when you think something is hard to get, the more you want to have it.
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Re: Dekopon Seed Germination
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2018, 03:53:19 PM »
Look's like I have 8 seedlings now.
I didn't expect that I would have that many germinate.

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Re: Dekopon Seed Germination
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2018, 06:06:10 PM »
The big orange box store had them as Shiraniu and they were sourced from Record Buck Trees.

 

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