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    Do all Rusticas germ faster than others?

    Curious to know if Rusticas germ faster than others.

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    Re: Do all Rusticas germ faster than others?

    Yup, they usually do. Some people get sprouts in 48 hours if conditions are just right. Tobaccums usually take 5 days or more.
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    Re: Do all Rusticas germ faster than others?

    I've only grown one variety of Rustica (Sacred Cornplanter) It was seed from Deluxestogie and it sprouted withing 48 hours (just like skychaser said!)

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    Re: Do all Rusticas germ faster than others?

    I've done 3 strains and I concur they have all popped before other types.

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    Re: Do all Rusticas germ faster than others?

    I can't say my germination rates for rusticas are 48, but they do germ faster than the other tobaccums I germed at the same time.
    Reason for bringing this up is a grow out strain that I'm working on, C-918 . Germed much faster than the other 3 strains that I'm working on. All the strains I am told are tobaccum, but the germ rate of this particular one has me intrigued. To add, the radicle; stalk of the germed seed, is much longer, and thicker than any other tobaccum/rustica seed that I have germed.

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    Re: Do all Rusticas germ faster than others?

    C-918 is said to be a cigar wrapper (shade-grown) variety. I have no other info on it.

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    Re: Do all Rusticas germ faster than others?

    Quote Originally Posted by FALaholic View Post
    I can't say my germination rates for rusticas are 48, but they do germ faster than the other tobaccums I germed at the same time.
    Reason for bringing this up is a grow out strain that I'm working on, C-918 . Germed much faster than the other 3 strains that I'm working on. All the strains I am told are tobaccum, but the germ rate of this particular one has me intrigued. To add, the radicle; stalk of the germed seed, is much longer, and thicker than any other tobaccum/rustica seed that I have germed.
    im curious about this C-918 variety that I've never heard of. most N tabacum seedlings are short but there are some that are "leggy" (ones with long radicles) like N rustica seedlings. there are even some which germinate in curly q's that seem to initially lack proper orientation signals (a hypothesis of mine).

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    Re: Do all Rusticas germ faster than others?

    The C-918 seed is from Doug Moats at the late Nicotiana Project. I have no info on his source.

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    Re: Do all Rusticas germ faster than others?

    Quote Originally Posted by deluxestogie View Post
    C-918 is said to be a cigar wrapper (shade-grown) variety. I have no other info on it. Bob
    Exactly, but germinated with the characteristics of a Rustica. Weird.

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    Re: Do all Rusticas germ faster than others?

    Speaking of, I had an unidentified germination recently (my critters ripped through my seed stash so I tossed em in a pot of soil....)
    They all seem very tiny, almost pointed cotyledons, I thought they where rustica, but they might also be rhoeas poppies, or yaka.
    I'm thinking of culling them seeing as it's out of season, but whatever was in the bag would be lost to my collection.

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