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Jchui288

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Trouble germinating sugar apple seeds
« on: September 17, 2023, 04:51:07 AM »
Hey all how long does it take for sugar apple seeds to germinate? I brought two over from Vietnam and itís been two months, did the paper towel ziploc method with room temp averaging 75-80 degrees F, indirect light. Same thing with the pack of isan indigo seeds no success to report home just yet. Any ideas?
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Re: Trouble germinating sugar apple seeds
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2023, 11:44:05 AM »
I have always scored the outside of the seed with sandpaper to help water penetrate.  I have pretty good germination rate this way.  I am starting them in regular container soil.

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Re: Trouble germinating sugar apple seeds
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2023, 01:32:35 PM »
I'm 5/5 GPF's Cuban No Grit sugar apple seeds. I just used a metal file (like $3 from the hardware store) to scrape the ends a bit, soaked them in water overnight and then stuck them in some soil and placed the pot on my screened porch. It's been about a month and all five seedlings are a few inches tall.

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Re: Trouble germinating sugar apple seeds
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2023, 05:39:34 PM »
I'm 5/5 GPF's Cuban No Grit sugar apple seeds. I just used a metal file (like $3 from the hardware store) to scrape the ends a bit, soaked them in water overnight and then stuck them in some soil and placed the pot on my screened porch. It's been about a month and all five seedlings are a few inches tall.

I usually just scrape them on some concrete. Seems less fiddly than a file or sandpaper.

 

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