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Seed storage and pretreatment for Laburnum anagyroides

Common nameLaburnum (Common)
Scientific nameLaburnum anagyroides
Storage characteristicsOrthodox
Storage moisture content and temperature6-8% @ < 4C
Dormancy characteristicsHard-seeded
Pretreatment methodScarify
See pretreatment of hard-seeded species
Efficacy of pretreatment / remarksGenerally effective, a significant proportion of live seeds should germinate
Approximate date to initiate artificial pre-treatment (for 1 March sowing)-


Storage characteristics

Orthodox - seeds that can be dried without harm, and once dried can be frozen, stored for years with little deterioration and relatively easily revived.

Practice Guide

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