Found 2 packages of wolfberries in the pantry
and thought it might be fun to see if
they are viable.
I sowed 1 berry per cavity on 3/1/2008
at room temperature with no bottom heat.
Right: Older seeds, small and ugly looking
Left: Fresher seeds, larger and better looking
12 days later they sprouted.
The older seeds sprouted first
and the fresher seeds sprouted a week later;
who says fresher is better?
The seedlings were moved outdoor
to a greenhouse with no heating 5 days later.
Mid March daytime temperature: 50s-60s F
Nighttime temperature: 20s-30s F
The seedlings survive 30-40 degrees
temperature fluctuation without damage.
These seedlings are from the older berries,
they sprouted first and are the strongest,
89% germination rate is very very good
for old seeds.
These seedlings are from the fresher seeds,
67% germination is not bad but compare
to the older seeds these newer wolfberry
seeds are losers.
新鮮大粒的 "特級寧夏枸杞皇" 發芽率居然比無名小粒的舊枸杞子低， 幼苗也比較軟弱， 不知夏寧杞子是否有什麼化學藥品之類處理過， 或是種植時使用大量化學肥料讓杞子肥滿大粒？ 那什麼什麼養顏啦，補這補那的，吃下有啥用啊， 不如不吃！