Seeds 2023

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  1. Soumil Yarlagadda

    Soumil Yarlagadda Well-Known Member Maple Society

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    Lots of maple seeds today!

    Acer opalus, platanoides, campestre, trautvetteri, monspessulanum ssp. ibericum
     

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    Soumil Yarlagadda Well-Known Member Maple Society

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    Ill soak the campestre for now. I tried cutting off some of the pericarp for a small batch of seeds using scissors for scarification but i cant do that to 400 seeds lol.
     

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    Acer opalus soaking
     

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    scarified acer opalus seed
     

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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Wow! Can I ask where you got these?

    I'll be very interested to see what the A. heldreichii ssp trautvetteri look like. As far as I know it's almost impossible to get sound seed from Western countries, but maybe the Russian seed will be better. Let's hope so. We mostly see pseudoheldeichii.

    The only trick I know with campestre is to soak multiple times, changing the warm water every few hours. Of course scarifying helps, as does waiting a couple or three winters to get them to come out of dormancy.

    I like to put some copper in with the seeds to avoid fungal issues.
     
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    Soumil Yarlagadda Well-Known Member Maple Society

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    I got it from sheffields.com, they ship internationally from the US. Best seed company ive found so far.
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    Also i opened up the A. Trautvetteri and the pericarps had a fabric like interior cushioning, and the embryos were still green despite being nearly 10 years old. I assume this is related to acer heldreichii?
     

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    Stratification with a dusting of GA3 (a gibberellic acid) often helps to break seed dormancy.
     
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    Soumil Yarlagadda Well-Known Member Maple Society

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    Do you mean sprinkling a small amount of the powder?
     
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    Norway maple embryos

    also a bug cameo
     

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    Yes
     
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