Storing sand pine seeds and cones

Viability of seeds from new and 1-yearold Ocala sand pine cones remained essentially unchanged after 10 years of storage at all combinations of 6-, 9-, 12-, and 15-percent moisture contents and 0° and 34°F. temperatures. Only an average of 72 percent of Choctawhatchee seeds germinated after 10 years. In retaining viability, temperature had greater impact than moisture content. Viability of seeds in stored, serotinous Ocala cones remained high for 3 years, but decreased steadily during the following 6 years


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Author(s): James P. Barnett, John M. McGilvray

Publication: Tree Planters' Notes - Volumes 27, Number 2 (1976)

Volume: 27

Number: 2

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