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Germinating seeds from Calycanthus floridus Athens

Posted by kimka z6b ( on
Tue, Aug 9, 11 at 15:14

Has anyone had any success germinating seed from Allspice Athens? I know the species and Heritage wine selfseed easily, but I'm asking specifically about Athens here. I've heard Athens is a hybrid. But I know it is not sterile because I've gotten some seedpods each of the last three years. But I've never gotten any of the seed to germinate.

I hesitate to offer any of the seed in trade unless I know the seed is fertile.

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RE: Germinating seeds from Calycanthus floridus Athens

The seed if it germinates will NOT yield "Athens"
Store seed at 40F for 3 months then lightly cover seed soil temperature 65-70F for germination..takes 14-35 days to germinate
Good Luck..... Cuttings will yield "Athens"

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