Volume 47 Number 4 Article 9 Pages: 229-233
Year 1993 Month 10
Title: Seed Germination of Ribes Hybrids
Authors: J.R. Goodwin and K.E. Hummer
Germination of the seed of two Ribes x
nidigrolaria Bauer & Bauer cvs.
ORUS-6 varied with pregermination treatment
Cleaned seed and seed remaining
in the berry were prechilled and germinated.
Prechilled cleaned seeds gave the most com
plete and rapid germination.
The median re
sponse time of seeds in this treatment was 12.3
About 42$ of cleaned seed of both geno
types germinated after prechilling at 5°C for 12
Seeds from the decomposing berry treat
ments had significantly less germination (16X or
lower) with or without a prechilling treatment.
This study verifies that prechilling from four to
twelve weeks improves germination of cleaned
Ribes seed and suggests that sowing decompos
ing berries is not an efficient technique for
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