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seeds Pepper seed germination temperature

AlabamaJack

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This post is for information on the prime seed starting temperature...simply a link I found from the University of Florida's Ag research group.
 
A must read for the new (or old) pepper gardener...
 
http://swfrec.ifas.ufl.edu/docs/pdf/veg-hort/transplant/trans_temp1.pdf
 
The top graph on the second page shows you the prime temperatures and when the temperature reaches the critical point for nearly 0 % germination
 
AJ
 
That's interesting.
 
At 20ºC (68ºF), they had the best germination rates (although it looks like it took a day or two longer).
 
They didn't really run across a temperature that was too cold.
 
It makes me wonder how cold you can go before germination drops off.
 
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