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Germinating Murraya Paniculata seeds help

Posted by bumblebees_mom z6 PA (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 3, 05 at 22:16

I read the other thread on Murraya Paniculata and I have picked some fresh berries and I have removed the red fruit and I now have the white inner seed as is depicted in the same thread. Now what? Should I peel back the white outer coating or just nick it a little? I've heard these are easy to germinate but I've had nothing but rotten luck (no pun intended 8-) so I'm looking for suggestions from people who have had success with it. Thanks!

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RE: Germinating Murraya Paniculata seeds help

I don't think there's any need to nick the seed, just soak it for 2 hours, then sow it in a free draining compost, should be fine with plenty of sun.

RE: Germinating Murraya Paniculata seeds help

Well that didn't work the last time.

RE: Germinating Murraya Paniculata seeds help

Odd, can't say I've had any problems germinating them that way, took a short while, but they did germinate. Sealed in a plastic bag and put on a sunny windowsill and sown about 1/4 of an inch deep.

RE: Germinating Murraya Paniculata seeds help

I don't know what happened, but nothing germinated and it looked like the seeds rotted inside the white covering. The seeds were supposed to be fresh too. This time I have picked seeds from a friend's tree and I know they are definitely fresh, but alas I do not have many so I didn't want to goof it up.

RE: Germinating Murraya Paniculata seeds help

  • Posted by Phlox Z9/Sunset14CA (My Page) on
    Wed, Apr 6, 05 at 3:25

I removed the seeds from the hard shell they were in. I think there were two seeds per capsule. My fruit was very moldy and old, so I didn't expect much. But after a couple weeks they all came up and are still doing very well.

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