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Optimizing Germination of Papaya Seeds

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Title: Optimizing Germination of Papaya Seeds
Authors: Nishina, Melvin S.
Nagao, Mike A.
Furutani, Sheldon C.
Keywords: Carica papaya
seed germination
Issue Date: Apr 2004
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).
Series/Report no.: Fruit and Nuts
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.
Pages/Duration: 1 pages
Appears in Collections:Fruit, Nut, and Beverage Crops, 1999 - present

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