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Sep 11, 2016 9:45 PM CST
|When scarifying the seeds how do u know if u nick the embryo?|
Sep 11, 2016 10:47 PM CST
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If you nick the embryo the seeds will rot.
When I scarify small seeds (grape seeds fit my definition of small), I use my emory board. The whole idea of seed scarification is to get through the top coating of the seed. It doesn't take much - a couple rubs on the emory board will do it.
If its a large seed, use the nail clippers. Taking a little nip out of the tip will be enough.
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Sep 12, 2016 7:22 AM CST
| You may find this article of interest as it comments on scarification as well:|
Effects of Stratification, Germination Temperature, and Pretreatment with Gibberellic Acid and Hydrogen Peroxide on Germination of ‘Fry’ Muscadine (Vitis rotundifolia) Seed