Is it worth sowing floating seeds ?

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  1. Fabrice

    Fabrice Active Member Maple Society

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    Some of the seeds I bought from a reputable source are still floating after 48 hours in water.
    Is it still worth trying to sow them in flats ?

    Thanks for your help.

    Fabrice.
     
  2. maf

    maf Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Dried samaras may take a long time to absorb enough water to make them sink. If you have plenty, you could cut a few of the fruits open and see if there are seeds inside. Would look something like this:

    seed cut open.jpg seed cut open2.jpg
     
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    Fabrice Active Member Maple Society

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    Thanks maf !
     

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