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Title: Optimizing Germination of Papaya Seeds 
Author: Nishina, Melvin S; Nagao, Mike A; Furutani, Sheldon C
Date: 2004-04
Publisher: University of Hawai'i
Citation: Nishina MS, Nagao MA, Furutani SC. 2004. Optimizing germination of papaya seeds. Honolulu (HI): University of Hawaii. 1 p. (Fruits and Nuts; FN-8).
Abstract: Field germination of papaya seeds can be greatly improved by soaking them before planting in an aqueous solution of potassium nitrate (KNO3). Germination percentage of both fresh and dried seeds can be increased with this method. The time to germination after the soaking treatment is reduced, and maximum germination is achieved sooner than when untreated seeds are planted.
Series/Report No.: Fruit and Nuts
8
Pages/Duration: 1 pages
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/2380
Keywords: Carica papaya, papayas, seed germination

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