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Re: HYB:Germination

I think it is a valuable question as some might not completely understand the process.

I think you have simply highlighted a bit of confusion some might have as to when the process actually begins.  It not simply cold storage but wet AND cold together.

The "end" of the process you mentioned would actually be the beginning.  That is assuming that you are talking about vernalization of the seed DRY.  But vernalization does not happen, at least in Iris, when the seed is dry.  It must have imbibed water first.

And I'm sure you have seen mentioned in here about the soaking and rinsing of the seed during their vernalization which may aid in the reduction of inhibitory chemicals in or around the seed.

Paul Archer 
Raleigh, NC  Zone 7

-----Original Message-----
>From: Autmirislvr@aol.com
>Sent: Feb 12, 2007 7:44 PM
>To: iris@hort.net
>Subject: Re: [iris]HYB:Germination
>In a message dated 2/12/2007 3:11:10 P.M. Central Standard Time,  
>pharcher@mindspring.com writes:
><<So, to answer your question, yes, the seed of Beardeds Iris  must imbibe 
>water and swell (not necessarily soaked)  for the germination  process and 
>reduction of germination inhibitors to occur... in general...until  further 
>Paul, I guess I wasn't very clear.  I know that water is  necessary.  My 
>question was "could the wetting come at the end of the  process rather than the 
>beginning?"  But I think I answered my own question  before I hit the send 
>button.  Still, we're always experimenting and I  thought it was worth talking 
>Just looking for alternative processes . . . since life doesn't always go  as 
>Betty W.  in South-central KY Zone 6 ---If you don't cross them, you can't 
>plant them!  
>Bridge In Time Iris Garden@website:
>Where the seeds are in the pots once  again! 
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