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|Nom commun||(Japanese Red Pine Tree|
|Germination||First, scarify the seeds. For faster germination, soak the seeds in slightly hot water for 24-48 hours, followed by 4-6 weeks cold stratification before sowing at 1/4" deep in sterile gardening soil. Keep damp soil, not soaking wet. Keep pot in warm situation, 68-75øF. Germination usually occurs several months. It can be more depending on their degree of unbroken dormancy, don't give up.|
|Scarification / Stratification||Seed coats may be so hard that they are impermeable to water. They need to be scratched or broken using a knife or sandpaper, in order to germinate. Chip the seeds with a sharp knife or make a few swipes with a sharp edged file or use sandpaper to allow moisture being more readily absorbed.|
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