The African oil bean seed is normally boiled for up to 12 hours or more to remove the hard seed
nummularia is not easy because of hard seed
coat and in nature conditions the seeds are able to germinate by aging and weathering in soil during months to one year [10,6, 9,4].
Curious kids love watching the magical transformation from a hard seed
to soft, fluffy snack while budget conscious parents love its "cheap eats" status.
Seed can either be pre-soaked in tepid water for a few hours before sowing to soften the hard seed
coat or the seed coat can be nicked with a sharp pointed knife to let water in.
TifQuik was developed to have reduced hard seed
and thus faster germination and field establishment than Tifton 9," says Anderson.
Khosh-Khui and Bassiri (1976) found that hard seed
coat was the principal cause for poor seed germination of myrtle's seed, and scarification with cold acid for 60 min at 20[degrees]C was the best treatment for removing dormancy.
Of course, soak the hard seed
overnight before planting: they will germinate more quickly.
Kigelia africana - botanists actually call it the sausage tree - sprouts hard seed
pods 12 to 16 inches long that look and feel like salamis and overgrown bratwursts.
Many species, especially legumes, have hard seed
coats and require weathering action to soften the coats before water can be absorbed.
The plant is unisexual, a strong climber with grayish fruits and edible seeds that are smooth and also have hard seed
testa (schippers 2000).
These include late spring flowering and hard seed
, which result in seedlings' sprouting at undesirable times in crop rotations.
, such as lupins should be filed with a nail file over the hard seed
coating, or soaked overnight in water to help germination.