- Dec 10, 2016
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- East-central Wisconsin
The Morelle de Balbis germinated in 7-8 days, which is only one day later than my average for tomato seed of the same age (2016). A few latecomers are still popping up, but the final germination rate will be above 80%. The gardener who was my original source stated that the seed has a short storage life, and it may be shorter than tomatoes... but it still appears to be good stored dry & sealed at room temperature for 5 years.Morelle de Balbis are still no-shows today, but the tomatillos are up... they germinated in only 4 days.
My biggest disappointment this year for the Nightshades is Garden Huckleberry. This was new commercial seed, and so far only 5 of 18 have germinated after 9 days. Online info states that germination can take up to 2 weeks, but I germinate all Solanaceae under 75-80 F. conditions, and there are no signs of stragglers... so this may be all I get. Fortunately I only need a few plants anyway for my trial.