storing Crinum seed

J.E. Shields
Fri, 29 Sep 2006 04:49:27 PDT
Hi Joe and all,

Sorry I can't answer the question re: tropical types, as I have not grown 
many tropical Crinum types.  I've never tried to store seeds of C. 
asiaticum nor C. americanum.

I have stored CC. bulbispermum, graminicola, lugardiae, macowanii, and 
variabile so far, all at +4°C, with acceptable results.  I'd say most of 
these will retain a useful fraction of viable seeds for up to around 6 
months.  I've not so far done a scientific study of this, unfortunately.

Jim Shields

At 05:55 PM 9/28/2006 -0500, you wrote:

>QUESTION for Jim S.
>Have you stored many types at 4 C; do tropical Crinum seeds accept
>refrigerator conditions?

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