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Postby winefile » Sun Jul 16, 2006 5:54 am

Trying to complete an assignment and finding a few areas difficult to locate related information. Info is required on stratification. How does stratification relate to grape seeds. Any help or useful websites would be greatly appreciated.
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Postby Doc44 » Mon Jul 17, 2006 2:04 am

Are you sure the word is "STRATIFICATION"? Could the word be "SCARIFICATION"? Scarfiication applys to seeds but I can't readily apply stratification to seeds.

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Postby winefile » Mon Jul 17, 2006 2:10 am

Definately stratification: meaning is " The use of chemical and mechanical systems to break dormancy and increase germination ". I understand the principle, maybe a fire or a spell of really cold weather, or even an animal chewing on the sead coat to complete dormancy and the seed to commence germination. The bit I am lost with is how this actually relates to a GRAPE SEED.
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Postby Doc44 » Mon Jul 17, 2006 2:23 am

The explanation definition you gave it for SCARIFICATION...maybe the teacher who gave the assignment made a mistake of a typo. Check out how hard the seed coat is on grape seeds and if they need to be SCARIFIED.

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Postby winefile » Mon Jul 17, 2006 2:37 am

This definition is from this web site, dictionary. Please see below and check out yourself.

stratification

The use of chemical and mechanical systems to break dormancy and increase germination
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Postby winefile » Mon Jul 17, 2006 2:39 am

Here is the definition of what this websites dictionary states for Scarification.

scarification

The making of a number of superficial incisions in the skin.

Origin: L. Scarifico, to scratch, fr. G. Skariphos, a style for sketching
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Postby Doc44 » Mon Jul 17, 2006 2:40 am

The explanation definition you gave it for SCARIFICATION...maybe the teacher who gave the assignment made a mistake of a typo. Check out how hard the seed coat is on grape seeds and if they need to be SCARIFIED.

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Postby Doc44 » Mon Jul 17, 2006 3:22 am

CHECK THIS OUT

Overcoming Seed Dormancy: Trees and Shrubs

http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/hil/hil-8704.html

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Postby Doc44 » Mon Jul 17, 2006 3:44 am

Well, you never get too old to learn something new. Stratification is what I always called soaking.

Stratification of Seeds

http://www.emmitsburg.net/gardens/artic ... _seeds.htm

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Re: Stratification

Postby pancoacterie » Sun Oct 02, 2011 11:52 pm

besides scarification, there's soaking the hard seed of a grape variety for 6 hrs keeping the water warm(don't let it cool). I found that tiny holes in the cells of the seed (especially through the nucleus of a cell) allows water and nutrients to enter that cell very quickly resulting in a larger, stronger , faster growing plant in that species . Almost 100% germination takes place out of 100 seeds. Hook the secondary coil of any induction coil across an evacuated , 1cmx10cm glass tube containing the seeds and and turn on the 6-volts DC power of the model-T Ford's induction coil, for a few minutes. Soaking the treated seeds in a solution with genetic fragments gives the same results. This was a hobby back in the 1920s when Tesla enthusiasts did all kinds of experiments .
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