Maple seeds taking too long to germinate

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  1. folhas de outono

    folhas de outono New Member

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    Hello, can someone help me with my Florida maple seeds in those 36 days in the fridge I can speed up this process
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    After taking them out of the fridge, I usually place them in a saucer of warm water for 24 hours, I then sow them in a loose compost mix.
    Then I'm afraid it is patience, some sprout earlier than others, but IMO the whole process takes around 18 months two years.
     
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    AlainK Generous Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    I don't know what a "Florida maple" is, but most maples need at least a 60-90 days of cold stratification.
     
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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Possibly Acer floridanum, previously A. saccharum ssp floridanum or even A. barbatum. I'm on a quest to get one of these, it's not exactly rare but we don't see it much on this side of the pond. It might need a shorter germination period, but that's just a guess. I should think it would do well here, they grow as far north as the Carolinas.

    Interesting the idea of a soak after stratification, I've never tried it, sounds worth a go.
     
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    folhas de outono New Member

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    has anyone used gibberellins on acer seeds?
     
  6. LoverOfMaples

    LoverOfMaples Generous Contributor Maple Society

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    I germinated a good number of these last year. They started germinating after 60 days in the frig for me and I started them in Dec as I normally do most of my seeds.

    Soaking after stratification is interesting D. I will try it on a few seeds this year.
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    I found it really helped them along D. Try it alongside some that are not soaked, so that you can compare.
    I tried to replicate nature, a cold Winter followed by a wet warmer Spring, just seemed to make sense to me.
     

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