Re: [tomato] An interesting least for me...

Byron.Bromley (
Wed, 10 Mar 1999 20:41:09 -0500


Data I transmitted was from my USDA County Agent


From: Richard Yarnell <>
Subject: Re: [tomato] An interesting least for me...
Date: Wednesday, March 10, 1999 6:34 PM

Almost.  It needs to have been exposed to the high temperature before it
will germinate.  Presumably similar to the cold temp requirements for many
deciduous trees to produce blossoms.

Germination temperatures are considerably lower.  The mechanism assures
that the emerging seedlings will have a minimum of competition.

>Speaking of germination here is a wild one. The Jack Pine needs
>150F for germination. How does it grow in Minn.? Seeds germinate
>after a forest fire.