[nafex] How best to germinate Cornus mas pits

Lucky Pittman Lucky.Pittman at murraystate.edu
Thu Jul 26 16:57:26 EDT 2001


At 01:43 PM 07/26/2001 -0700, Lon wrote:
>I got my best results from double-stratified seed.  I stratified it once,
>planted it, none grew.  I held the flat over until the second spring in an
>unheated greenhouse where it was stratified again.  The second spring it all
>germinated.
Thanks, I may have a bunch of 'em popping up next year, then.

>It also seems to speed it up a bit if you take a sharp knife
>and carefully split the seed - there is a suture line on it where you can
>split the seed, and if you do this you get two plants, since the seed is
>actually a double.
Holy Cow!  Those suckers are like little rocks!  Sure can't split 'em with 
MY pocketknife.


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