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Kedrostis africana and Kedrostis nana

Posted by karyn1 MD 7 ( on
Thu, Feb 25, 10 at 7:41

Does anyone have germination tips for these seeds? I'm not sure if I should nick, soak, both or neither. About all I could find was the temps for best germination.

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RE: Kedrostis africana and Kedrostis nana

Never done them but for what it is worth, I would assume you'd germinate them just as you would any other member of the Cucurbitaceae family - pre-soak briefly, plant 1/2" deep on edge (not flat) in moist but not wet potting mix and maintain 70-80 degree soil temp.

If you have enough seeds I'd pre-sprout a couple of them using the wet coffee filter/plastic bag method where you could more easily monitor germination.


RE: Kedrostis africana and Kedrostis nana

Thanks for the info but the seeds of these aren't like cucurbits. They are small, hard and round. That's why I was wondering about possibly nicking them.

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