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breaking lettuce seed dormancy

Posted by shinwon (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 23, 05 at 5:02

Hi there,

Does anybody knows how to break the seed dormancy of lettuce. I have just harvested a few grams of it. After drying and cleaning, I've tried to germinate a few hundred seeds but none has sprouted. please help

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RE: breaking lettuce seed dormancy

  • Posted by Rosa 4-ish CO Rockies (My Page) on
    Thu, Jun 23, 05 at 8:33

Needs light for germination so sow on top of the soil or only just barely covered

RE: breaking lettuce seed dormancy


I did germinate them also in filter paper under light. Still, not a single seed sprouted. Anybody has any idea?


RE: breaking lettuce seed dormancy

They do like to sprout in cool weather...myabe you need to place a sown and damp flat into the fridge for a couple of weeks and then take it out and place it in a sunny should have sprouts in about a week to ten days.

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