[NAFEX] Germinating Persimmon Question

Michael Nave jmichaelnave at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 18 22:23:31 EDT 2007


If you don't free the cotyledons, some will eventually
emerge ok but some will probably not emerge and will
fall off. Trying to free them though is difficult.
This problem even extends to other Diospyros such as
digyna and discolor.

Mike


--- ethan roland <eroland at gmail.com> wrote:

> Howdy All -
> 
> I have a few Diospyros seeds (both americana and
> kaki) that are germinating
> in some pots in my house. They have actually sent
> some roots down and are
> poking their seeds up into the air -- but the
> cotyledons have not been able
> to emerge because they seem to be stuck inside the
> shell.
> 
> Should I remove the shell and free the cotyledons???
> Or just let the seed
> figure itself out?
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> Cheers,
> Ethan
> 
> 
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