When is Germination?

Bob Batson bob at SKY.NET
Wed Apr 14 14:12:20 EST 1999

On Wed, 14 Apr 1999, Ross Koning wrote:

> Hi Bob!
> Most plant physiologists consider a seed germinated
> when any part of the dormant embryo inside grows
> out through the seed coat. Typically (but not in all
> cases!) it is the young root (radicle) that emerges
> first.
> If you plant lettuce seeds too deeply, they may
> germinate below ground but perish in the dark before
> reaching the surface of the soil.  So appearance
> above ground is something that may or may not
> occur AFTER germination.

Thanks for the info!

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