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I got a sprout! I may have had more sprout but unfortunately I had to cook the rest of it because there were WORMS in some of the seeds. *Shudder*

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See my blog for my germination technique. Mostly it's throw things together and wait.
 
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How are your pistachios coming? Were the worms obvious? I had one germinate about 10 days ago. It looked good at first but then a few days ago it became wilty and is leaning badly. I thought maybe the pot had gotten too dry but water didn't remedy the situation. It's still there, wilted but not completely dead looking.
 
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Brian Rumsey wrote:How are your pistachios coming? Were the worms obvious? I had one germinate about 10 days ago. It looked good at first but then a few days ago it became wilty and is leaning badly. I thought maybe the pot had gotten too dry but water didn't remedy the situation. It's still there, wilted but not completely dead looking.



Of all the seeds I only had 1 survivor. I have a 3" tall tree right now though. It's in 2 solo cups (put together greenhouse style). It's in a window and during the day the condensation is thick in there. It's thriving though.

I might have had more but the worms freaked me out so bad I cooked all but the 1 seed. I did not want to spread whatever bug that was. The worms were not terribly obvious. I picked a seed up to look at how it was doing and the worms were really small and white and they were inside the shell of the seed. I cracked a bunch open to do an "autopsy" and they were certainly inside the seeds from the beginning, but not all of the seeds. It appeared to just be the one species. Still, I destroyed them all because I was afraid of contamination.
 
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On another note I found it interesting that the root as not growing down, but sideways.
 
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