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  William's Arum seed
From: "Mr R.a McClure" <Rob.McClure at sci.monash.edu.au> on 1997.07.23 at 05:55:52(986)
Hi William,

> Okay, please help me out here quick. I
> have some Arum maculatum seeds that I collected while still green.
> Yesterday, they turned orange and today they are a nice bright
> orange. How soon should I sow these things. Now?

They sound like they are ready. Remove the orange skin and soak seeds
overnight.

< How far apart should I space the individual seeds?

A couple of cms. is ok ...are you sowing into pots ?

> What kind of medium should I use.

I use washed river sand and some vermiculite. Good potting soil (not
too course) is ok too.

> And last but not least should I water the soil throughout the
> whole year or so while they do their underground thing before sending
> up a leaf.

Keep moist all year........ not saturated !

> Oh yes, do they also need a cold treatment?

Yes, at least 3 months @ 4 deg. C. I have had some that took 2
chilling sessions with a 3 month ' normal ' temp. in between before they
germinated.

>I can get excellent advice from all of you and manage to germinate
> many I might just even share them, there's an incentive.

The above sounds like excellent advice to me.

> Anyway thanks.
> William Perez

Cheers,
Rob.

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