Storing Crinum seed?

James Waddick
Thu, 28 Sep 2006 06:20:06 PDT
Dear All;
	I have been reluctant to remark on this because I think it is 
sort of a rhetorical question: you can't.

	With limited experience, I find that Crinum seed either 
germinates or dies. Left dry on a garden bench it germinates, put in 
a cooler it germinates, stuck in a plastic bag, it germinates--- or 
not.  Even if left aside for a long time, the seed will germinate, 
produce its primary bulb and a leaf or two without benefit of soil or 
water. Once the energies of the seed have been exhausted the seedling 
dries up and dies.

	As far as I can tell you can't really store crinum seed at 
all. I suppose it depends on how you define 'store'.

		Best		Jim
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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