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why are cherimoya seeds rotting
« on: December 06, 2020, 12:31:37 AM »
My cherimoya seeds have been in a pot and they've rotted over the course of 1 month. someone online said there could be microscopic insects goign in adn spoiling them, and i think that's the case. i have seeds i saved just in case. i know they are viable to about 2-3 yrs if theyre kept dry and they have. how long do they take to sprout if kept for 1 month?
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Re: why are cherimoya seeds rotting
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2020, 01:11:17 PM »
Its December, are they germinating on a heat mat or in a greenhouse?

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Re: why are cherimoya seeds rotting
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2020, 03:54:31 PM »
Its December, are they germinating on a heat mat or in a greenhouse?
yep, in a greenhouse
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Re: why are cherimoya seeds rotting
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2020, 05:20:11 PM »
Soil is too soggy probably, post a pic of the dirt
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Re: why are cherimoya seeds rotting
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2020, 11:50:33 PM »
Soil is too soggy probably, post a pic of the dirt
the soil was fine. i wared 2 times a week, sometimes it was half dry.
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Re: why are cherimoya seeds rotting
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2020, 10:08:22 AM »
I dont know, sometimes it takes months to sprout.  I use a super well draining cactus mix to start them and use 1 year old seeds that have dried out well. 
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Re: why are cherimoya seeds rotting
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2020, 11:04:36 AM »
Your greenhouse temps are in the 40ís at night unless you have a heat source.
Try germinating all your sub tropical seeds on a heat mat in winter.

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Re: why are cherimoya seeds rotting
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2020, 11:39:23 AM »
Your greenhouse temps are in the 40ís at night unless you have a heat source.
Try germinating all your sub tropical seeds on a heat mat in winter.
Donít have :(
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Re: why are cherimoya seeds rotting
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2020, 02:16:46 PM »
Regardless of the temperature, the seeds should not get soft and rotten unless the soil is overly wet and anaerobic.  Thats why I asked for a pic of the dirt.  The composition of the soil being used does matter.  You want something that breathes easy and wont become anaerobic. 

I sprout my seeds in the greenhouse and its cold into the 40s at night also.  Doesn't seem to matter, the heat during the day is enough to make them sprout with almost 100% success.  Sometime s they do take a while but eventually all will sprout.

Heres a pic of what my dirt looks like.  These have cherimoya seeds in them.  They are outside right now, not even in the GH yet.  They will go in the GH soon though.  Each pot gets 2 seeds and the weaker seedling gets yanked.




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Re: why are cherimoya seeds rotting
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2020, 02:42:40 PM »
Nice, Spaugh!
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Re: why are cherimoya seeds rotting
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2020, 08:04:37 PM »
Regardless of the temperature, the seeds should not get soft and rotten unless the soil is overly wet and anaerobic.  Thats why I asked for a pic of the dirt.  The composition of the soil being used does matter.  You want something that breathes easy and wont become anaerobic. 

I sprout my seeds in the greenhouse and its cold into the 40s at night also.  Doesn't seem to matter, the heat during the day is enough to make them sprout with almost 100% success.  Sometime s they do take a while but eventually all will sprout.

Heres a pic of what my dirt looks like.  These have cherimoya seeds in them.  They are outside right now, not even in the GH yet.  They will go in the GH soon though.  Each pot gets 2 seeds and the weaker seedling gets yanked.




wow, it looks a lot more similar to mine than i thought... mine is just lke your, only the woodchips are slightly smaller... also planted rollinia seeds, those should be fine but will soursop seeds sprout bucause since they're cold sensitive, i hope they will but they might not.
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Re: why are cherimoya seeds rotting
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2020, 08:08:14 PM »
Nice, Spaugh!
i see chris got a fingersop tree. just asking, what annonas do you have(in the annonaceae)
List the already flowering or fruiting size ones, trees that haven't flowered, and tiny seedlings. would be appreciated
thx har
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Re: why are cherimoya seeds rotting
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2020, 02:43:25 PM »
If your trying to pop rollinia and soursop in winter you may want to pony up a little bit for a cheap or free  seedling heat mat, it will help germinating everything.


Your greenhouse temps are in the 40ís at night unless you have a heat source.
Try germinating all your sub tropical seeds on a heat mat in winter.
Donít have :(

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Re: why are cherimoya seeds rotting
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2020, 04:55:15 PM »
If your trying to pop rollinia and soursop in winter you may want to pony up a little bit for a cheap or free  seedling heat mat, it will help germinating everything.


Your greenhouse temps are in the 40ís at night unless you have a heat source.
Try germinating all your sub tropical seeds on a heat mat in winter.
Donít have :(
Lol sorry I doubt my mom would let me get one. Theyíre prob above 30 dollars...
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