[nafex] How best to germinate Cornus mas pits

Tom Olenio tolenio at sentex.net
Thu Jul 26 17:01:40 EDT 2001


Hi,

Would GA3 help to break dormancy?

Regards,
Tom

"Lon J. Rombough" 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.  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.
> -Lon Rombough
> Grapes, writing, consulting, more, plus word on my grape
> book at
> http://www.bunchgrapes.com
>
> ----------
> >From: Lucky Pittman <Lucky.Pittman at murraystate.edu>
> >To: nafex at yahoogroups.com
> >Subject: [nafex] How best to germinate Cornus mas pits
> >Date: Thu, Jul 26, 2001, 12:25 PM
> >
>
> >Lon & others with experience in this arena:
> >
> >I've tried unsuccessfully for the past 3 years or so to
> germinate Cornus
> >mas(Corneliancherry dogwood) pits, collected from a group
> of trees planted
> >along the Riverwalk here in town.   Have had one seedling
> come up - a
> >volunteer, which appeared in the blueberry patch - must
> have dropped out of
> >my pocket, or perhaps one of the kids spit it out there.
> >
> >Only thing I can think of that I haven't tried yet is
> planting immediately
> >after after collection.
> >
> >Fruits are beginning to ripen now, and I'd sure like to
> get a few seedlings
> >going.
> >
> >Any tips on on how best to handle the seeds to get some
> reasonable
> >germination rate would be greatly appreciated.
> >
> >Thanks,
> >Lucky Pittman
> >USDA Zone 6
> >Hopkinsville, KY
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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Thomas Olenio
Ontario, Canada
Hardiness Zone 6a

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