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I thought I'd share this with people who couldn't handle the GA3 method. I've been experimenting with ways to germinate super hard seeds like those of Ilama's. Below are 2 ways anybody could do to germinate Ilama seeds in about 3 weeks without messing with GA3. And by germinating I mean the root starts to come out. It take a few more days for the seedling to pop out of the soil.

Both methods use a common setup:
  • Heat mat
  • Tupperware or plastic sheobox
  • 2 inches of Coco coir

  • This first method is the quickest as the seeds germinate in about 2 weeks
    . Completely dry the seeds
    . Gently crack the seeds with a seed cracker or plyer. Same method use for Mamey seeds.
      The idea is to create a small opening to let humidity in SLOWLY to wake up the seeds
      DO NOT CRUSH THE SEEDS when cracking them
  • This second method is slower as it'd take about 3 weeks. Canistel seeds work great with this method as well.
    . Remove the seed husk completly
    . Cover only half of the seed

   

   
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Re: Two ways to germinate Ilama seeds in about 3 weeks without GA3
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2018, 01:32:37 AM »
Great job Thera! I am going to try this out soon. Thank you for the valuable information. Chris
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Re: Two ways to germinate Ilama seeds in about 3 weeks without GA3
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2018, 08:53:30 PM »
I thought I'd share this with people who couldn't handle the GA3 method. I've been experimenting with ways to germinate super hard seeds like those of Ilama's. Below are 2 ways anybody could do to germinate Ilama seeds in about 3 weeks without messing with GA3. And by germinating I mean the root starts to come out. It take a few more days for the seedling to pop out of the soil.

Both methods use a common setup:
  • Heat mat
  • Tupperware or plastic sheobox
  • 2 inches of Coco coir

  • This first method is the quickest as the seeds germinate in about 2 weeks
    . Completely dry the seeds
    . Gently crack the seeds with a seed cracker or plyer. Same method use for Mamey seeds.
      The idea is to create a small opening to let humidity in SLOWLY to wake up the seeds
      DO NOT CRUSH THE SEEDS when cracking them
  • This second method is slower as it'd take about 3 weeks. Canistel seeds work great with this method as well.
    . Remove the seed husk completly
    . Cover only half of the seed







Would you happen to have pictures of how much of a crack is needed ?
I have some Ilama seeds that I would like to try this method on.
I just donít rust myself and feel like I will crush the seeds...lol

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Re: Two ways to germinate Ilama seeds in about 3 weeks without GA3
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2018, 09:47:36 PM »
Would you happen to have pictures of how much of a crack is needed ?
I have some Ilama seeds that I would like to try this method on.
I just donít rust myself and feel like I will crush the seeds...lol

I added a picture I took when doing one of the tests. The key is to have the seeds completely dry, meaning no soaking beforehand etc. A dry seed will pop with just a little pressure.
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Re: Two ways to germinate Ilama seeds in about 3 weeks without GA3
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2018, 10:17:17 PM »
Would you happen to have pictures of how much of a crack is needed ?
I have some Ilama seeds that I would like to try this method on.
I just donít rust myself and feel like I will crush the seeds...lol

I added a picture I took when doing one of the tests. The key is to have the seeds completely dry, meaning no soaking beforehand etc. A dry seed will pop with just a little pressure.

Perfect,  I will give it a try.
Funny thing ,  the picture of you using the pliers didnít show up on my end till this reply.  I see the pictures now. 
Thank you  Thera

 

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