Annona Squamosa Germination Help

peat23(6a)July 22, 2012

I purchased sugar apple seeds from trade winds fruit in June, and so far none of them have sprouted. I followed the instructions and sowed them 1 inch deep in seed starting mix. I then put them under a gro light. After a while, thinking they might not be getting enough heat, I put the pots in a plastic container with plastic wrap on top. The whole pot is heated now, but still no sprouts. What am I doing wrong?

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alexander3_gw(6 Pennsylvania)

I haven't grown sugar apple seeds, but pawpaw (Asimina triloba) is in the same family, and I have started lots of those. Pawpaw seeds can take quite awhile to get started. They first send out a root, and several weeks later the shoot emerges. Are you looking at the seeds, or just looking for shoots above the soil?

Alex

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 7:22PM
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peat23(6a)

I am just looking for shoots above the soil. I can't see the the seed because it is buried.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 10:27AM
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alexander3_gw(6 Pennsylvania)

If it was me waiting, I would push the soil aside carefully to have a peak!

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 11:53PM
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SnakeJake(SoCal at 4230' Zone8)

I am interested in knowing how your Sugar Apples turned out. I just received the same from TradeWinds. Thanks, Richard

    Bookmark   February 14, 2013 at 3:46AM
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peat23(6a)

They took too long to germinate, so I transferred them to peat pellets. Unfortunately, they rotted so I ordered from ebay. Fortunately, they germinated, so that worked.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2013 at 8:04PM
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