[NAFEX] pear seed germination

tanis cuff tanistanis at hotmail.com
Mon May 30 12:34:06 EDT 2005

Thanks Margie.  These are great instructions!

Ideally I'd use aseptate technique, but its a bother for the small amounts I 
work with.  And I tell myself I'm selecting for the tougher individuals this 
way [joke].  It does bother me that I completely forgot about the seeds 
after I stashed them-- I meant to check them regularly.  I have to wonder if 
the mold/rot broke down any germination inhibitors?  That seems to be the 
one thing which worked FOR me.

----Original Message Follows----
From: "Luffman, Margie" <>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <>
Subject: RE: [NAFEX] pear seed germination
Date: Mon, 30 May 2005 10:06:47 -0400

Hello. This is the procedure which we have used successfully for germinating 
both apple and pear seeds.

Guidelines for Malus Seed Germination

1)  Wash and disinfect all containers to be used for chilling or...

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