cutting onco seeds - forced germination

Sat, 15 Nov 2014 15:59:12 PST
>I have never found the embryo exposed by removal of the aril, except with
rotten seeds. I have cut hundreds of seeds, and as pictured in my pictures
on the thread on the Scottish Rock, the hillum end of the seed needs to be
cut for forced germination, as I was taught it, to work.

Oh great. So I did this backwards. It wouldn’t be the first time. The seeds 
still do germinate, though.
But, yes, if the aril is removed, the embryo is quite visible. I did find 
some rotten seeds in the bunch; brown, obviously-dead embryos.

Bob Nold
Denver, Colorado 

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