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Germination and growth of sparkleberry seedlings (Vaccinium arboreum marsh)

Author(s): P. M. Lyrene

Month: Jul
Year: 1998

Publication Type: Article
Journal: Fruit Varieties Journal
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Volume: 52
Issue: 3
Pages: 171-178

Article Topic(s): Germination,Propagation,Irrigation,Light
Research Setting(s): Laboratory,Nursery

Species Referenced: Vaccinium arboreum (Farkleberry),


Researches the germination and propagation of Vaccinium arboreum. Cold stratification for 2-6 weeks increased germination. However, seeds stratified in dark, moist sand for 156 days produced etiolated seedlings that generally died after transplantation. Seedlings survived well if not overwatered. Seedlings of this species can be grown in sufficient quantities for commercial utilization although germination percentage greater than 50 percent is not common.

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P. M. Lyrene. "Germination and growth of sparkleberry seedlings (Vaccinium arboreum marsh)." Fruit Varieties Journal 52.3 (1998): 171-178.

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ISSN: 0091-3642

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