Clicio's 6 year JBP contest entry

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Got my first group of seeds today, from England.
But I need help!
At the moment my plan is to wait for the Spring here, September, to sow all seeds.
But "cool and dry" is something that's not happening here. Where should I store the seeds for the next 5 months before stratification ?
In the warmest place in the fridge?
In a drawer?

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Good luck with them, Clicio :)

By the way, the person on the stamp is Pittacus of Mytilene who was one of the Seven Sages of Greece.
A quote from the man : "Speak no ill of a friend, nor even of an enemy"
 
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Well.
Today I took the 3 little packages from the cool, dry place they were stored, and after separating three batches of 50 seeds each, added a drop of peroxide in each of 3 cups of water and immersed the seeds.
1-) Seeds from England, they were the smallest and with most color variations.
2-) Seeds from Germany, sent from Greece by @my nellie , the biggest ones, some broken.
3-) Seeds from the south of Brazil, looking fresh and fat.

Now we wait for the sinkers, and tomorrow into the fridge they will go for 45 days.

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Batch 1 and batch 2: 4 floaters each, less than 10%.
Batch 3 ( the fat Brazilian ones): 40% of floaters.
Some sphagnum moss, wrap the seeds in damp kitchen paper, fridge and wait, wait, wait.
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I am sure that big part of the floaters would have changed to sinkers if you had let them soaking one or two more days, Clicio.
 

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Exactly!
That's why I said they would have sink :)
Jonas Dupuich in a recent article said he soaked the seeds for three days... (that's what I also did with mine)
 

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Get at least 30 before you try the root choppy thingee, please.
Clap, clap - Go - Clicio -Go!!!!!!
Best wishes
Anthony
@Anthony I will wait for sure!
Meanwhile... I've got some Caribbean Tamarind seeds to take care of...
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Clicio,

I really hope they grow. They are the children of the oldest Tamarind.
over 35 years old.
If they don't germinate will send again next year.
Wanted you to have something special.

Tamarinds have been here since 1870's so it may not be
as cold tolerant as the African or Indian types.
Good Day
Anthony

Mummy - yellow orchid types flowers [ in about 8 years. ]
Is in a proper bonsai pot now.
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