Factors Influencing Seed Germination of Freesia refracta Klatt cv. Royal Mix1

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Terry L. Gilbertson-FerrissDepartment of Horticultural Science, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN 55108

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H. F. WilkinsDepartment of Horticultural Science, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN 55108

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Abstract

Seed germination of ‘Royal Mix’ freesia was most rapid and uniform at 15.5° or 18.5°C under clear polyethylene or at 13° or 21.5°C under black polyethylene. Soaking seeds in running water prior to germination or removal of the seed coat did not improve seed germination

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Received for publication April 14, 1977. Scientific Journal Series Paper 9823. Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station.

Graduate student and professor, respectively. The authors wish to express their appreciation to Dr. R. Stucker, Agronomy Dept., Univ. of Minnesota, for writing the computer program and assisting with the statistical interpretations.

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