TOW difficult seed

Mary Sue Ittner
Tue, 26 Nov 2002 16:45:03 PST
Dear Uli,

Jennifer asked about Sandersonia aurantiaca before you joined as she too had trouble with it. I posted this response from the past when I too wondered about it.

*Sandersonia aurantiaca-- From Rachel Saunders in the past
Soak the seeds overnight in water.  The next day put the swollen seeds into
a plastic bag and put in the fridge for 3 to 4 months.  Open the bag each
month and check that the seeds are still moist, and if not, moisten them
slightly.  At the end of 3 months, sow the seeds normally in wet drained
potting soil - this should be in late spring when the weather is warm.  The
seeds should germinate in about 4 to 6 weeks.  Keep the seedlings growing
through the summer and they will go dormant in late summer or autumn.  Do
not throw the soil away - more seeds will germinate the next year, and
perhaps the year after that too.  Our second year crop was probably just as
big as the first year!

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