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Peace, Wayne

Owensboro, Ky.

Sorta thinkin that I have read in the past that this is a tough nut to crack....higher germination temps? True? Awl info is appreciated!!! Peace, Wayne

3/6/2012 11:12:25 PM


Rhode Island

wayne this from the horses mouth when germinating a 1288.

1. keep the temp evenly at 85-90 degrees-high end if possible
2. sand edges lightly (LIGHTLY) and if you soak only do so for 1/2 hr.
3. keep starting medium ( no garden dirt pls ) moist but on the dry side during germination. do not keep the medium saturated.
4.before placing seed starter and seed in pot? make sure there are several holes in the pots side for good heat and air flow

hope this helps


3/7/2012 8:40:27 AM


South Bloomfield, Ohio

I'm not Wayne pap, but thanks.

3/7/2012 8:48:31 PM

Peace, Wayne

Owensboro, Ky.

Thanks, Pap...truly appreciated!!! Quick ? on step #2, just to break the edge & not till color change? Peace, Wayne
PS...if soak...any recommendations?

3/7/2012 11:02:41 PM


Rhode Island


scuff the edges lightly until you see the effect of sanding,same with tip.

for pre soak we
1. dip the seed in a solution of 1 pt bleach 10 parts water for s couple seconds to disinfect seed.
2. soak for 1/2 hr in a 50% strength solution of kelp and sea weed mix.

for other seeds we would follow same directions except we soak seeds for 1 hr.


3/8/2012 8:59:20 AM

Peace, Wayne

Owensboro, Ky.

LOL,almost laughable!!!! a non grower, telling pap, that it's nonsense!!!! PS...Joe...quit stealin my secret messages!!!! LOL
& thanks Pap!!!! Hope to see you in Richmond, in 2013!!! Serious!!!

3/10/2012 6:57:21 PM



Amelio ... if you don't have some positive information... please keep your comments to yourself.If you think scuff or file is all nonsense why don't you take a flying @#$#@'I can't even believe i'm waisting my time typing this for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3/10/2012 9:44:06 PM

Gads (Team Gadberry)

Battle Ground Washington

Thanks Pap,
I wish I had known that when we tried (desperately) to pop the 1288 we won in the SNGPG auction, what a great genetic cross! (too bad it failed to germinate). Sorry that you got the "amilio virus" on your great posts…

Dani Gadberry

3/11/2012 10:20:37 PM


Webster, NY

I certainly don't have the experience Pap has, but I ran some germination tests a couple years ago during the winter. Same seeds and same conditions (as close as possible) except for filing the edges. All those filed germinated at leasts 1 day ahead of the non-filed ones.

I advocate filing the seeds.


3/12/2012 5:34:14 AM

Darren C (Team Big-N-Orange)

Omaha, Ne.

Pap's way worked every time for me. Great advice. I will be trying the bleach this year. Thanks Pap
oh amelio rude again. when will you learn?

3/12/2012 9:58:56 AM



1288 is a off-white seed. Those suck up water better than thick tan husked seeds.I'd do whatever "dickie says".

3/12/2012 11:19:05 AM

Peace, Wayne

Owensboro, Ky.

cojoe, ie...BigDog from Colorado!!!! It awl makes sense now!!!! Peace, Wayne

3/13/2012 2:35:37 AM

paul f

Southeast Texas

hey wayne,amilio should go out drinking with us i'd show him what's in my boot...lol.

3/17/2012 5:58:05 AM


Rhode Island

Paul I would love to join that party,,,

3/17/2012 5:22:24 PM

Peace, Wayne

Owensboro, Ky.

Paul f, guessin you mean, besides yer foot? LOL Peace, Wayne

3/17/2012 11:48:45 PM



I can see I've oversoaked a few.Thanks Pap

3/20/2012 6:57:14 AM

Peace, Wayne

Owensboro, Ky.

Deed, has now been dun...and hoping for positive results!!! Germination chamber leveled off at 88F. By feel, the 1288 seemed to be a softer kinda seed...I am guessin that's why so many problems, and short soak time, w/slightly higher temps & dryer starting medium!!! Curious about the pattern on the sides of the seed, ie...(criss cross)dried on an old screen door? Was kul, beans...tho...same pattern on both sides!!! LOL Peace, Wayne

4/15/2012 11:48:44 PM

Peace, Wayne

Owensboro, Ky.

6 days & no movement!!!! Should I dig, or wait? Peace, Wayne

4/22/2012 12:43:51 AM


Bristol R.I. USA

I planted the 1288 once and it was the best grower ever! Best grower and the leaves stayrd healthy longer. I heard that the 1288 had some germinatipn issues It appear that Pap has solved that riddle.

4/22/2012 10:06:16 PM

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