Stratify and scarify(what does that mean)

debbiep_gwJanuary 12, 2006

I'm having a memory lapse.What does stratify and scarify seeds mean.Debbie

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morz8(Washington Coast Z8b)

Stratify - provide a moist chill, or simulation of winter's cold (to break seed's dormancy)

Scarify - opening the outer seed coat by sandpapering, nicking or puncturing so that water may enter.

    Bookmark   January 12, 2006 at 8:17PM
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shrubs_n_bulbs(z8/9 UK)

There is also warm stratification, self explanatory I think.

    Bookmark   January 13, 2006 at 2:20PM
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Thank you!!

    Bookmark   January 13, 2006 at 4:35PM
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