Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Kinetin improves lettuce germination

Author

Norman C. Welch

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Hilgardia 30(12):13-13. DOI:10.3733/ca.v030n12p13. December 1976.

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Abstract

Freshly harvested lettuce seeds often fail to germinate under favorable temperature and moisture conditions-a failure called post-harvest or after-ripening dormancy. In most varieties, such dormancy decreases during storage; storage time needed depends on variety, percentage of moisture in seeds, field temperature at seed maturation, and possibly other factors. Post-harvest dormancy can be largely overcome by pre-chilling moist seeds for five days at 12° C.

Welch N. 1976. Kinetin improves lettuce germination. Hilgardia 30(12):13-13. DOI:10.3733/ca.v030n12p13
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