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Viability of Litchi chinensis seeds when stored in air and in water


Journal of Agricultural Science, UK 104(1): 247-248
Viability of Litchi chinensis seeds when stored in air and in water
Seeds were collected from ripe fruits of the Shahi on 25 May, washed with distilled water and held for up to a fortnight in water or in air. Samples were sown daily from 25 May to 9 June and the germination percentage was determined on 9 July. About 15% of the water-stored seeds developed splits in the testa and were discarded. The mean ambient storage temperature fell to a minimum of 25 +or- 1.8 degrees C at night and rose to a maximum of 31 +or- 2.1 degrees by day.


Accession: 001507487

DOI: 10.1017/s0021859600043215



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