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    Seed wont sprout

    hey ,just wondering if anyone has some hints on how to get old seed to germinate.
    Seeds are sprouted using the wet napkin method but after cracking they wont sprout the tap root out of the broken seed husk
    They would be up to 5 years old but 80% seem to split the husk but just dont seem to be vigorous enough to survive.
    Any ideas on how to get some little babies here would be much appreciated.

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    Re: seed wont sprout

    Sometimes this can happen when the seed coat is aged. I have found that you can help the embryo emerge by gently using your fingers. You can only do this if the seed coat is moist and pliable, and has already cracked.

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    Re: seed wont sprout

    scarification process maybe?

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    Re: seed wont sprout

    the seeds seem to take up to 3 to 5 days to crack ,during this time i hav noticed what i think maybe a fungus{ slime} growth encompassing the seed husk wat do u think might be the cause of that and or ways to maybe avoid the growth ??

    racefan > hi there thanks for viewing , without sounding like a dumbass can u explain the SCARIFICATION aspect a bit more please

    thanks for an interest fellas doobie1
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    Re: seed wont sprout

    Racefan has more experience here than me. Scarification was a brilliant thought by the way!

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    Re: seed wont sprout

    doobie.. could the seed have pesticides on it?

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    Re: seed wont sprout

    A drop of bleach or peroxide might help with the fungus your seeing. Scarification is the process of scraping the seed edge where it normally opens with a sterile extremely sharp razor blade. The idea is to weaken that area which allows it to germinate easier.

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    Re: seed wont sprout

    thnxs for that racefan ........ i,ll give it a go when things start to warm up a bit,,,,
    Westcoast ....... no definetly wouldn,t have had any contact with pesticides but appreciate your interest in post muchos gracios .

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    Re: seed wont sprout

    Just makin sure

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    Re: seed wont sprout

    Fridge is better than freezer. -17C is a bit too cold for seeds IMO

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    Re: seed wont sprout

    Yep, I would take a small chunk from one edge and plant it in the soil. Scarification?? It has worked well for me.

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    Never tried Scarification. Time to do some research!

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    Re: seed wont sprout

    THANK YOUS ,much appreciated will put a plan together and implement sum of heses techniques. its amazing to recieve the interest and share sum of the thoughts of you guys be able to tap into other peeps knowledge is a privilege