Physical attributes as indicator of seed maturity and germination enhancement in Himalayan Wild Cherry (Prunus cerasoides D. Don.)

@article{Tewari2010PhysicalAA,
  title={Physical attributes as indicator of seed maturity and germination enhancement in Himalayan Wild Cherry (Prunus cerasoides D. Don.)},
  author={Bhawna Tewari and A. Tewari and Shruti Shah and Neerja Pande and R. P. Singh},
  journal={New Forests},
  year={2010},
  volume={41},
  pages={139-146}
}
Prunus cerasoides has poor regeneration in its natural habitat due to its hard seed coat. The information about maturity time of fruit/seed is scanty and studies on seed germination enhancement lacking. In the present study, the main focus has been given to the physical fruits/seeds attributes which are reliable indicators of maturity and seed pretreatments which help to enhance germination. The fruits/seeds were collected from low and high elevational sites covering the altitudinal range of… CONTINUE READING