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how to germinate Casimiroa edulis?
« on: July 24, 2014, 02:11:08 PM »
how Casimiroa edulis germinate?

Do they need 24 hour soak? They are large and hard seeds ...

Did I sow directly into soil with high temperature and humidity like most tropical fruit?

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Re: how to germinate Casimiroa edulis?
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2014, 02:25:36 PM »
Here in California the seeds germinate on the ground from fallen fruit.  They don't seem very picky.  I'll put many on top of the soil in a 5 gallon container with about 1 inch of soil on the top.  Left outside (75 degree days, 55 degree nights) they germinate and are then transplanted to individual pots.  The seeds shouldn't be dry as the germination rate falls.  We are on the cool CA coast, but low humidity.  They grow like weeds with little care. 

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Re: how to germinate Casimiroa edulis?
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2014, 02:32:42 PM »
White sapote? They are easy to germinate. Not all that tropical. They make a long taproot and will shoot straight up. I cut mine back to 5 ft after the first year so it will make lower branches.

They're also pretty tolerant of drought. I heard some trees started producing fruits after big drought events.

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Re: how to germinate Casimiroa edulis?
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2014, 02:43:01 PM »
very thanks, they are very dry after a lot of months in the mail, I hope it works...




75º F is ok here in my house now

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Re: how to germinate Casimiroa edulis?
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2014, 02:50:14 PM »
I got mine from Oscar and I soaked it in fungicide solution. It started to germinate in just 10 days.

112ºF in here.  8)
« Last Edit: July 24, 2014, 02:51:58 PM by EvilFruit »
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Re: how to germinate Casimiroa edulis?
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2014, 05:13:32 PM »
Remove the seed coat and soak for few hours, to rehydrate the seeds...works very well for me. 
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Re: how to germinate Casimiroa edulis?
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2014, 06:04:03 PM »
very thanks, they are very dry after a lot of months in the mail, I hope it works...




75º F is ok here in my house now

Drying out is no problem for these seeds. This is not a tropical species. Seeds can be stored for very long time. Super easy to germinate and grow. Jack gave already good advice on how to start them. Here right now have lots of volunteer plants growing under the trees from fruits that dropped.
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Re: how to germinate Casimiroa edulis?
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2014, 06:15:32 PM »
Great Folks... I love the way the seeds look: just like giant citrus seeds!

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Re: how to germinate Casimiroa edulis?
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2014, 06:37:59 PM »
Great Folks... I love the way the seeds look: just like giant citrus seeds!
Yes. Not surprising since they are in same family as citrus, Rutaceae.
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Re: how to germinate Casimiroa edulis?
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2020, 01:01:15 PM »
How helpful is it to remove the seedcoat? I didn't have any luck last year planting outside without removing it, now I am trying to crack them and germinate in damp paper towel. Wondering if I should have removed the coat completely though.

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Re: how to germinate Casimiroa edulis?
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2020, 11:00:19 AM »
I cut along the ridge that you see on one side of seed and then you can peel back the seed coat. Help's if seed's are left in shade to dry out a little first.

 

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