To facilitate germination:
-For this species, germination conditions are suitable for a laternancia thermal 20-30 ° C according to a cycle of 16-8 hours, it is recommended to scrape the outer layer and soak for 3 hours in water.
-Careful manual scarification with a scalpel or sandpaper is very effective.
-By immersion in concentrated sulfuric acid (96%) for 60-90 minutes, thus reaching a germiantion 90%, or by subjecting them to the action of steam.
-Dry heat treatments were applied at 80ºC for 90 minutes and 90ºC for 5 minutes, achieving a germination rate of 70%.
-Scalded for 5 to 10 minutes or let stand in hot water for 24 hours until cool.
Nurserymen prefer hot water immersion, either for 5-10 seconds in boiling water, or put the seeds in boiling water and let them cool with the seeds for up to 24 hours. Germinations of up to 70% are achieved in 15 days.
-Scalded in water for one minute, obtaining good germination, in light from 93% in dark from 100%.
Late Summer, Early Fall
Grasslands and Meadows