Belladonna seed
Answered by: Ginny Cotterill
Question from: Hali
Posted on: September 27, 2012

I’ve been unsuccessful with these seeds so far. Any tips?

Belladonna seeds are slow to germinate, as you have found. The seeds may still require as long as a month to germinate. At Richters Herbs we do not use this treatment for Belladonna. Instead, we stratify the seeds for 4-8 weeks in seed flats, in a refrigerator. After this period, the seed flats are placed in a seed bed with bottom heat of 21 degrees Celsius. The seeds begin to germinate after about 3-4 weeks. It takes some patience, but we are rewarded with a high germination rate, close to 80%.

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