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GEMS

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hints to germinate fast green sapote seeds
« on: April 02, 2023, 10:09:19 AM »
can an expert advise me whether cracking the shell expedites germination

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Re: hints to germinate fast green sapote seeds
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2023, 10:55:24 AM »
yes

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Re: hints to germinate fast green sapote seeds
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2023, 12:18:53 AM »
thnx

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Re: hints to germinate fast green sapote seeds
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2023, 12:21:30 PM »
Always decorticate or at least scarify seeds with heavy shells.

We use a vise grips for decortication to prevent overapplication of force that can damage the seed itself.

We place the seed in between the teeth of the pliers then turn the screw down on it until there is resistance.

For less durable seeds you can just keep turning the screw, or squeeze it by the handle to crack it.

I usually take the entire seed coat off if it is possible.

For canistel seed it cuts germination down to about a month, when it can take over a year without decortication.
« Last Edit: April 05, 2023, 12:24:58 PM by Vegan Potato Man »

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Re: hints to germinate fast green sapote seeds
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2023, 07:31:50 PM »
In general, it’s a good practice to not leave the embryo of a tropical seed laying buried in the soil for too long. The goal is to get the seed as reasonably fresh as possible and to get it germinated as soon as possible. Lurking in seed growing mix are a plethora of good but also pretty bad bacteria, virus, and fungi. Even the so called “sterile potting medium” is not totally immune to housing those bad microbes. I also tend to think that each embryo has a period of what I like to call the will to survive (aka germinate). After that time is up, the embryo just tends to give up at germinating and so the longer the seed stays in the ground, the harder is for the embryo to have the strength and determination to break free from the  seed shell and become a viable plant. I’m just telling like it is because I learn it the hard way. Hope that helps!😀
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Re: hints to germinate fast green sapote seeds
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2023, 11:00:32 PM »
Read all advices. but attempting to break the shell revealed that all seeds are rottened.

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Re: hints to germinate fast green sapote seeds
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2023, 12:09:39 AM »
major bummer!

better to know now than to plant and wait though

 

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