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Drastic Temperature Fluctuation-The Key to Efficient Germination of Pin Cherry

The germination rate of pin cherry (Prunus pensylvanica L.) was greatly improved by drastic temperature fluctuation treatment. The optimum treatment regimen was a 24-hour soak followed by 30 days of stratification with 5 days at 5 °C alternating with 5 days at 30 °C, followed by 60 to 90 days of stratification at 5 °C, followed by a 10-day germination period with 12 hours at 5 °C alternating with 12 hours at 30 °C. The germination rate with this treatment was over 75%. Tree Planters' Notes 38(3):30-32; 1987.


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Author(s): T. F. Laidlaw

Publication: Tree Planters' Notes - Volumes 38, Number 3 (1987)

Volume: 38

Number: 3

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