[Market-farming] poor habernero germination
tradingpost at gilanet.com
Sat Dec 25 14:36:24 EST 2004
Here's a question: with so many varieties that can cross pollinate, what methods are available to protect the different seeds? My own growing area is limited and I can't space out five different beans or tomatoes or squash far enough. And I have LOTS of pollinators.
paul at largocreekfarms.com
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On 12/26/2004 at 1:35 PM Mark Ritter wrote:
>Being in the seed business I get this complaint on occasion... we strive
>at least an 80% germination rate on peppers but some varieties are lower...
>be aware that even at the best storage situations pepper seeds dont seem to
>hold germination rates as well as other seeds... ... the federal government
>states that the minimum germination rates on pepper seeds is 55% in order
>be sold... this is much lower than most other seeds...if you do an internet
>search on " government vegetable germination rates" you should find this on
>line... so in otherwords always order a little more in pepper seeds and
>plant on storing a long time...
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>> Date: Fri, 24 Dec 2004 21:58:23 -0500
>> From: Leigh Hauter <lh at pressroom.com>
>> Subject: [Market-farming] habanero seed
>> To: Market Farming <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
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>> for the past two years the seed I've bought from various companies
>> has had a extremely poor germination rate.
>> Anyone else with this problem?
>> Anyone with a seed company with 'good' habanero seed last year?
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