Euphytica

, Volume 22, Issue 2, pp 362–366

An improved technique for the germination of strawberry seeds

  • D. Wilson
  • Anne Goodall
  • Jane Reeves
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00022647

Cite this article as:
Wilson, D., Goodall, A. & Reeves, J. Euphytica (1973) 22: 362. doi:10.1007/BF00022647

Summary

High levels of germination have been achieved by sowing strawberry seeds on the surface of a peatbased compost and then placing the boxes in a mist-propagation unit. With this technique time-consuming pre-chilling treatments can be avoided without loss of germination. The few cultivars that do not respond adequately to these conditions can be further stimulated by pre-soaking the seed in 5000 ppm CEPA (‘Ethrel’) for 24 hours.

Copyright information

© H. Veenman en Zonen N.V 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Wilson
    • 1
  • Anne Goodall
    • 1
  • Jane Reeves
    • 1
  1. 1.Long Ashton Research StationUniversity of BristolEngland