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Question about Bismarkia seeds.
I recently bought 200 fresh fruits. I removed the fruit and scrubbed the seeds. 190 were fine and sunk in bucket of water. The question I have 10 seeds have odd nodules on them... is this bugs? Just seed secreting? should i bin them? Any help is appreciated.

 

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kinzyjr
9 hours ago, Palms Brisbane said:

Question about Bismarkia seeds.
I recently bought 200 fresh fruits. I removed the fruit and scrubbed the seeds. 190 were fine and sunk in bucket of water. The question I have 10 seeds have odd nodules on them... is this bugs? Just seed secreting? should i bin them? Any help is appreciated.

Welcome to the forums!

If you want to try sprouting them anyway, soak them in an insecticide solution and put them in a sealed baggy separate from the other 190 seeds.  If they rot or have a fungus, at least you won't contaminate the other seeds with whatever it is.

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1 hour ago, kinzyjr said:

Welcome to the forums!

If you want to try sprouting them anyway, soak them in an insecticide solution and put them in a sealed baggy separate from the other 190 seeds.  If they rot or have a fungus, at least you won't contaminate the other seeds with whatever it is.

Thank you. Yes, I did exactly that. Was just curious if anyone has seen this before and knew what it was. Will see how it progresses. Thanks.

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Palms Brisbane

Some of the good seeds. Thought I would share. :)

Took way longer to clean fruit then I expected.

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Fusca

That is quite a project!  Hope you get some good results.  When they start germinating they will need a deep container for the first root goes down about 12-14".

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1 minute ago, Fusca said:

That is quite a project!  Hope you get some good results.  When they start germinating they will need a deep container for the first root goes down about 12-14".

Thanks. Agree, I might have overcommited haha. Container is 50cm (19 inch) deep,  should hopefully be deep enough for the sinker root. First time trying Bismarckia, I am sure I will learn more through this process.

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jimmyt
16 hours ago, kinzyjr said:

Welcome to the forums!

If you want to try sprouting them anyway, soak them in an insecticide solution and put them in a sealed baggy separate from the other 190 seeds.  If they rot or have a fungus, at least you won't contaminate the other seeds with whatever it is.

I have to agree with kinzyjr.   That is not normal, so it is either bacterial, fungal, or a viral abnormality.  Treat with insecticide, antifungal, and keep away from the other good seeds.  Good luck!

I would appear that you are about to have a Bismarckia farm!  :D    Welcome to PT!    

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realarch

Holy cow Scott, that’s quite an effort!

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Update.

It has been 4 weeks and 1 day. Checked a couple seeds. Seem germination has started :).

 

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Crikey, they germinated quickly.  I might have to put my prices up.

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1 hour ago, steve99 said:

Crikey, they germinated quickly.  I might have to put my prices up.

Haha. Real test will be the germination rate, but too early to tell at this stage. If these work out well Ill buy more next year :)

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