Germination behavior of sand-coated sweet pepper seed

Sachs, M.; Cantliffe, D.J.; Nell, T.A.

Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science 107(3): 412-416


Clay-coated, sand-coated and raw capsicum seed, Early Calwonder, began germinating after 13.8, 6.3 and 3.3 days, respectively, and germination increased at a rate of 7, 14 and 43% per day, respectively. Final germination was 93% for clay-coated, 94% for sand-coated and 98% for raw seed. The germination reduction in sand-coated seeds was caused partly by the water-soluble Gelvatol binder used.