germinate Brazil nut

Antje Haase antje at
Tue Mar 15 04:45:44 EST 1994

Hi folks,

does anyone out there know how to make Brazil nuts germinate faster? My
information is that it can be done by treatment with alkaline (NaOH) or
sulfuric acid. My questions are:
1. is there any improved treatment? If so, how do you do it?
2. for the alkaline or acid treatment: what concentration of NaOH or sulfuric
acid do you use and  how long is the solution applied for?

Also: does anyone know if and how the nuts are treated before export? 

Any comments and  suggestions appreciated

thanks in advance

email: antje at

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