TITLE

scarification

AUTHOR(S)
Galitzki, Dora
PUB. DATE
February 1997
SOURCE
Garden Design;Feb/Mar97, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "scarification" is presented. Scarification is the act of roughening, scraping or scoring a seed before planting it. The technique quickens germination by making it easier for seeds with hard coatings to absorb water. Large seeds may be scraped slightly with a knife. Smaller , more delicate seeds should be rubbed lightly with an emery board or sandpaper.
ACCESSION #
32570261

 

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