A photo of what
seeds look like in pantyhose
While most iris seeds have two
germination blocks (need for vernalization and anti-germination
chemical), aril seeds sem to have a third barrier, the hard shell. this
needs a third process involving what is called "Scarification". this needs to
be dealt with by damaging external seed shell. This can be done by
nicking seed, scaring by sandpaper etc, or a chemical treatment such as an
acid bath. Best to get advice on this third process from
someone who has delt with these seeds.
Sent: Sat, Dec 4, 2010
Subject: Re: HYB: seed pots [and more]
Pantyhose? This is very original.
Maybe you could send a photo to see if it is like I imagine.
I wonder if it works with
Arilbread also...They seem to be so difficult to germinate.