Re: 3 Q's: gemmae, seedlings and hybrids

From: Nigel Hurneyman (
Date: Thu Feb 04 1999 - 09:23:45 PST

Date: 04 Feb 99 17:23:45 +0000
From: "Nigel Hurneyman" <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg323$foo@default>
Subject: Re: 3 Q's: gemmae, seedlings and hybrids

Hi John,

Regarding storing pygmy gemmae, in my experience you can
store most of them in the fridge provided you keep them
slighly moist. Small gemmae (occidentalis) keep for a
very long time, over a year if you are lucky. Larger
gemmae (scorpioides) keep for a much shorter period,
perhaps a month or two. There are one or two really
tricky species (ericksoniae) which I can't seem to keep
for any time at all.

The longer you keep them in the fridge, the more gently
you have to acclimatise them when you sow them, and
have the fungicide handy.

Hope this helps, NigelH

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