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gnappi

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Planting papaya seeds
« on: May 21, 2018, 09:41:52 AM »
My GF asked me for her friend what is the best way to plant papaya seeds to get the best germination rate. I've planted them dried, cleaned and fresh, fresh not cleaned, after the fruit was refrigerated and I even have had some sprout at a location 2 years after I removed a tree. So it seems as if the seeds can stay viable even after many moons and exposure to other variables.

But... The question was what is the BEST method but I do not know that. Anyone here have experience on this?
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Re: Planting papaya seeds
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2018, 04:55:45 PM »
germination rate is high, basically no matter what you do.
fresher seeds are better though.

there is a small gel-sac around each seed.
some poop it, and it might germinate a little faster
but, i leave it on.
it keeps the seed from drying out.
it might prolong germination, but, i think it is healthier with the sac
(in the long run) than without it.

i would clean and dry the seeds with the sac on
and then plant ASAP after.
or, do not dry them... i havent seen a lot of difference.



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Re: Planting papaya seeds
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2018, 06:50:41 PM »
My GF asked me for her friend what is the best way to plant papaya seeds to get the best germination rate. I've planted them dried, cleaned and fresh, fresh not cleaned, after the fruit was refrigerated and I even have had some sprout at a location 2 years after I removed a tree. So it seems as if the seeds can stay viable even after many moons and exposure to other variables.

But... The question was what is the BEST method but I do not know that. Anyone here have experience on this?

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