It's been well over 25 years since my mass experiment with a wide variety of species, so it's hard to remember all of the details -- but I can tell you that this was strictly a stratification test, no chipping. I do know that spurias were included but I don't recall whether they turned out to be "spring" or "fall" germinators.
In a message dated 12/6/2010 5:13:51 AM Mountain Standard Time, Autmirislvr@aol.com writes:
Sharon, this has been a really good tutorial on sprouting difficult seed. A few years ago, I collected seeds (bee pods) from both my Spurias and my Lousianas. Wrote to Mary Meek who told me that Lousianas take two years to germinate.
I had no success with either group of seed. This was probably due to both my inexperience and impatience.
Does your method work with either of these?