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Old 13th April 2009, 01:18 AM
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Default Cold stratification... is it really necessary?

I bought VFT seeds almost a month ago. Since I got a plenty of them so I can do some experiment on the seeds (based on what I've read in this forum and some where else).

18 of them I sowed on moisturised dried SM peat and put them in the refrigerator. And another 6 of them, I soaked in rainwater in a small transparent container.

After two weeks I can see a white thing came out from 1 of the seeds that I soaked in the rain water. I took the seed and put it on LSM. On the third week, I can see some part of the seedling coming out from the seed.

So my questions is, should I wait from 8-12 weeks for cold stratification since the one without cold stratification took less time to germinate?
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Old 13th April 2009, 01:50 AM
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Default Re: Cold stratification... is it really necessary?

Hi Zul,
VFT don't need any cold stratification at all, just sow them straight away. The longer you keep, the lesser they germinated.
I have tried many times before with good germination rate without stratification.
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