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snowjunky

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Re: Germinating Marula Seeds (Sclerocarya birrea)
« Reply #50 on: October 09, 2018, 06:05:10 PM »
My seeds' eyes were very visible.  You might want to break one open to see the structure inside your seeds.  That might help you figure out where the eyes are and to make sure they are marula seeds.

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Re: Germinating Marula Seeds (Sclerocarya birrea)
« Reply #51 on: October 09, 2018, 11:21:51 PM »
Just take the blade of a pocket knife and scrape away the surface until you can see the eyes. The pericarp is really thick, so by scraping, you can't penetrate the outside of the shell.
By the way, when I pried the lids off the eyes before I planted them, they germinated in about 5 days. Super fast.
These were seeds I have had for four years.

Carolyn

 

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