Original Articles

The Effect of Storage Time, Temperature and Container on the Viability of the Seed of Four Pine Species

Published in: South African Forestry Journal
Volume 154, issue 1, 1990, pages: 41–46
DOI: 10.1080/00382167.1990.9629050
Author(s): D., G.M. Donald,, C.B. Jacobs,

Abstract

Seeds of four pines, Pinus elliottii, P. patula, P. radiata and P. taeda, each represented by three stock numbers, were stored in linen bags and PVC containers at room temperature, 2 to 3°C and −16°C for 25 years. Germination capacity and dormancy per cent were measured periodically by actual germination and tetrazolium testing.

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