[NAFEX] Pawpaw seed--floaters and sinkers

Jim Notkey nottke1 at earthlink.net
Mon Nov 14 07:38:45 EST 2005


Richard,
I don't think I have encountered a floating pawpaw seed - they all sink.
And germination exceeds 90%.
Maybe you should split one or two floaters and see what is inside?
Jim
----- Original Message ----- 
From: Richard Moyer 
To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
Sent: 11/13/2005 8:29:54 PM 
Subject: [NAFEX] Pawpaw seed--floaters and sinkers


Am cleaning pawpaw seed to ship to someone who will germinate them.  About 1/2 sink and about 1/2 float.  Does one 1/2 or the other have a higher germination rate, after cold stratification, or do I assume they are all equally viable?  Anyone with pawpaw seed experience in this area? 

Thanks,
Richard Moyer
East Tennessee
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