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Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:37 PM
Pete - I was informed that seed viability is good between harvests. Germination rates will no doubt vary during that time, but they are notoriously difficult to germinate. 1% was the low figure quoted. 6-8% would be considered exceptional. They sprout quite fast if they're in good shape, which takes some of the pain away. I would sow a pot of 20 seeds, and if nothing after 3 weeks, stick another 20 seeds in the same pot.
Sadly, my Lavoixia carked. Well, that's what I'm led to believe. It's in Peru and I'm in Spain, but apparently, no new growth and what growth there was brown-tipped back to the stem. I'll double check all this later, but it doesn't look encouraging.
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 04:24 PM
This Boswellia is still on my plant wish list where it's been for at least 20 years... Great to hear of your success! Please continue to post as more germinate and they grow up!
I bought 500 seeds from a guy in Arizona who farms Boswellia. Germination rates are notoriously low, ranging between 1% -10%. Started germinating mine in earnest a couple of weeks ago, and so far have one sprout out of 150 seeds sown. I'm wondering if that's my lot, or whether this was just one super-vigorous seed that sprouted early.
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