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Tomas

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Tropical seeds and their tenderness
« on: November 30, 2012, 02:08:16 PM »
Hi,

I have been wondering how well tropical seeds can handle temporary cold for a few days, say down to 40F. Also, is frost lethal for tropical seeds even for less than a few hours? I ask because if I have seeds shipped to an area which currently has low temperatures in the 30-40F range, I would not like them to die while in the hands of the postal service.

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Tomas

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Re: Tropical seeds and their tenderness
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2012, 02:12:36 PM »
most live at about 40F ...but depends on duration of exposure and what species is being grown.

some can certainly shut down, and have problems with decreased vigor, and susceptibility to rotting.

but for the most part, you should be ok, if the exposure is minimal to cold temps, and if your species is not ultra tropical.

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Re: Tropical seeds and their tenderness
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2012, 01:29:02 PM »
I noticed that the seeds of some fruits kept in the fridge do not germinate anymore .
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