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Acrocomia crispa germination

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Recently acquired some A. crispa seeds and cracked the outer shell (I’ve heard it helps shave lots of time off germination). Does anyone have success with any specific methods or know how the endocarps themselves like to be treated? Any advice  would be much appreciated!

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NatureGirl

If seeds are fresh, I've germinated A. crispa in less than a month, in hot summer heat. They are not at all Like other Acrocomia seeds (which take years).  That's why I keep calling mine Gastrococcus.

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13 hours ago, Rd003 said:

Recently acquired some A. crispa seeds and cracked the outer shell (I’ve heard it helps shave lots of time off germination). Does anyone have success with any specific methods or know how the endocarps themselves like to be treated? Any advice  would be much appreciated!

I had access to minimal seeds and I tried cracking the shell and just planting.  The only one that germinated for me was an uncracked seed.  After cracking I noticed that they all floated so they might not have been good in the first place.  Like Charlene, mine germinated in the heat of the summer after about a month.

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mike in kurtistown

Got 12 seeds from RPS in December 2018. Let them soak in water for nine months (till Sept 2019) before doing anything with them (did not expect any success). Used pliers and a hammer to remove the thick shells and sowed the endocarps in potting soil. Being Hawaii, temperatures moderate, never hot or cold. Two germinated, one in 21/2 months and another in 6 months. Both now individually potted up and growing well.

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