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When is sugar apple seeds a dud?
« on: November 10, 2017, 03:11:23 PM »
Hi
So after planting sugar apple seeds...37 days later...can I assume the seeds are dead ?  What is
the longest time it took your sugar apple seeds to sprout?  Thanks

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Re: When is sugar apple seeds a dud?
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2017, 04:44:12 PM »
Great timing for this post
I have wanted to ask the forum about their experience germinating sugar apple seeds.
Earlier this year I received 10 Big Red Seeds in trade for 10 Na Dai seeds,  The member told me to
put them between damp paper towels and put in a baggie. After 4 days one germinated and within
2 weeks all 10 seeds had germinated and had emerged from the soil. I had gotten 25+ seeds from a
local fruit and tried to germinate them the same way. They took a little longer but within 4-6 seeks they
all germinated, Then I got the indigo seeds and 2 out of 7 germinated and the VSA I got 1 out of 8 to
germinate, and I tried to germinate a different red type and 1 out of 5 germinated but then 3 more germinated
after several months 4 out of 5 I can live with, I also had 0 out of 3 germinate out of a super large one?
I was thinking maybe it is later in the year but I tried to germinate 10 seeds from a Na Dai I produced and within 2 weeks
all the seeds germinated. All I can say is the seeds are still in damp paper towels and I keep checking them.
I am wondering why some seeds were so easy. I was under the impression all the seeds were fresh?

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Re: When is sugar apple seeds a dud?
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2017, 05:31:39 PM »
Great timing for this post
I have wanted to ask the forum about their experience germinating sugar apple seeds.
Earlier this year I received 10 Big Red Seeds in trade for 10 Na Dai seeds,  The member told me to
put them between damp paper towels and put in a baggie. After 4 days one germinated and within
2 weeks all 10 seeds had germinated and had emerged from the soil. I had gotten 25+ seeds from a
local fruit and tried to germinate them the same way. They took a little longer but within 4-6 seeks they
all germinated, Then I got the indigo seeds and 2 out of 7 germinated and the VSA I got 1 out of 8 to
germinate, and I tried to germinate a different red type and 1 out of 5 germinated but then 3 more germinated
after several months 4 out of 5 I can live with, I also had 0 out of 3 germinate out of a super large one?
I was thinking maybe it is later in the year but I tried to germinate 10 seeds from a Na Dai I produced and within 2 weeks
all the seeds germinated. All I can say is the seeds are still in damp paper towels and I keep checking them.
I am wondering why some seeds were so easy. I was under the impression all the seeds were fresh?

Of the experience I've had with sugar apple seeds, if you keep them warm they will germinate in two weeks. They also seem to germinate best when planted in soil and sown in a group. I also got the Isan indigo seeds and 4 of the 7 I have gotten sprouted so far. It's been about 2 weeks and I've kept the pot I planted them in at about 80 degrees.

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Re: When is sugar apple seeds a dud?
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2017, 02:07:28 AM »
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Great timing for this post
I have wanted to ask the forum about their experience germinating sugar apple seeds.
Earlier this year I received 10 Big Red Seeds in trade for 10 Na Dai seeds,  The member told me to
put them between damp paper towels and put in a baggie. After 4 days one germinated and within
2 weeks all 10 seeds had germinated and had emerged from the soil. I had gotten 25+ seeds from a
local fruit and tried to germinate them the same way. They took a little longer but within 4-6 seeks they
all germinated, Then I got the indigo seeds and 2 out of 7 germinated and the VSA I got 1 out of 8 to
germinate, and I tried to germinate a different red type and 1 out of 5 germinated but then 3 more germinated
after several months 4 out of 5 I can live with, I also had 0 out of 3 germinate out of a super large one?
I was thinking maybe it is later in the year but I tried to germinate 10 seeds from a Na Dai I produced and within 2 weeks
all the seeds germinated. All I can say is the seeds are still in damp paper towels and I keep checking them.
I am wondering why some seeds were so easy. I was under the impression all the seeds were fresh?

I bought 25 seeds of sugar apple last year from india and 25 from thailand on Etsy. I do not know their variety but they were not red type. I used scarification and soaking 3 day method and then planted them in peat moss. The success of germination for seeds from India  and Thailand  were same about 80 percent. They germinated between 5 to 12 days. Also tried damp paper method with result of late germination compare to previous method about two to three weeks with success rate of 75 percent. Unfortunately, none of my seedling survived due to my mistake of keeping them in garage with very less sunlight and damping off.

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Re: When is sugar apple seeds a dud?
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2017, 08:59:01 PM »
The best way to sprout sugar apple seeds is damp potting soil in full son. The paper towel methods only good for summertime as we are going into cooler months of the year and the success rate will be lower.
I have attached a picture of VSA seedlings. Took picture yesterday and 3 weeks to sprout. I also have to deal with squirrels digging in containers and up root everything  to stash their acorns.
 


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Re: When is sugar apple seeds a dud?
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2017, 09:08:16 PM »
The best way to sprout sugar apple seeds is damp potting soil in full son. The paper towel methods only good for summertime as we are going into cooler months of the year and the success rate will be lower.
I have attached a picture of VSA seedlings. Took picture yesterday and 3 weeks to sprout. I also have to deal with squirrels digging in containers and up root everything  to stash their acorns.
 



Hi Richard,

I totally agreed with you, but the VSA that I got from you  3 weeks ago have not sprouted yet...hopefully soon.  As for the squirrels digging in containers, I use a wire cage to cover it up.

Kent

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Re: When is sugar apple seeds a dud?
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2017, 09:33:10 PM »
The best way to sprout sugar apple seeds is damp potting soil in full son. The paper towel methods only good for summertime as we are going into cooler months of the year and the success rate will be lower.
I have attached a picture of VSA seedlings. Took picture yesterday and 3 weeks to sprout. I also have to deal with squirrels digging in containers and up root everything  to stash their acorns.
 



 

Hi Richard,

I totally agreed with you, but the VSA that I got from you  3 weeks ago have not sprouted yet...hopefully soon.  As for the squirrels digging in containers, I use a wire cage to cover it up.

Kent

Kent, give it a week or two . Keep me posted. It might need a little more time do to California climate weather.

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Re: When is sugar apple seeds a dud?
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2017, 11:59:05 PM »
The best way to sprout sugar apple seeds is damp potting soil in full son. The paper towel methods only good for summertime as we are going into cooler months of the year and the success rate will be lower.
I have attached a picture of VSA seedlings. Took picture yesterday and 3 weeks to sprout. I also have to deal with squirrels digging in containers and up root everything  to stash their acorns.
 



Hi Richard,

I totally agreed with you, but the VSA that I got from you  3 weeks ago have not sprouted yet...hopefully soon.  As for the squirrels digging in containers, I use a wire cage to cover it up.

Kent


Kent,

   Did any of your seeds germinate?

I just started my earlier this week of the seeds I got from Richard.

Vincent.

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Re: When is sugar apple seeds a dud?
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2017, 12:31:33 AM »
I bought some sugar apple seeds from a playa on this forum. My father in-law planted them about 5-6 weeks ago. None has germinated yet. We're in southern California.

Anyway, I went out to the local Carrefour and bought one custard apple. The store labels it as custard apple, but I think it's an atemoya. I will get the seeds from it and send it home. Tropical fruits like atemoya and nam doc mai are like $13/kilo.   
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