The following web page talks about Gibberellin (GA) can be used to bypass apple seed stratification. Does anyone know what it is?
"We concluded that Gibberellin (GA) treatment of dormant apple embryos
could be used to bypass stratification. This practice is suggested for
those who are not interested in higher rates of germination and do not
want to wait the minimum time required for partial stratification. Application
of Cytokinins along with Gibberellin (GA) treatment is further suggested
to produce a synergistic effect in the germination of dormant apple seeds."
The article also states that ABA (rooting hormome) will hold a seed a seed in dormancy. Something I never knew.
Strange that the hormone that helps stimulate roots, will hold a seed in dormancy.
Hardiness Zone 6a
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