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,


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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