[NAFEX] Moldy seed germination

tanis cuff tanistanis at hotmail.com
Tue May 31 12:40:14 EDT 2005

Yes I've gotten this impression too, tho I have to agree w/ Lon that usually 
the moldy ones which rot away completely are those which were non-viable 
even before stratification was started.  The hard-seed species are 'the 
exception to the rule'.

I think the most important lesson from my latest pear seed germination batch 
is to NOT forget about it in the refrig!  We should remember to check 

----Original Message Follows----
From: "bluestem_farm@>
To: nafex@
Subject: [NAFEX] Moldy  seed germination
Date: Tue, 31 May 2005 11:21:40 GMT

When I'm trying to get seed to grow with a really hard seed coat, it often 
ends up moldy.  I convinced myself a while ago that that's how it should be. 
  The Baptisia hard seeds only seem to germinate after molding.

-- "tanis cuff" <> wrote:
   I have to wonder if the mold/rot broke down any germination inhibitors?  
That seems to be the
one thing which worked FOR me.

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