Originally Posted by brown_thumb
Maybe I shouldn't have thrown away the few seeds that didn't pop in the past. The next time I have a problem I'll try some of these techniques.
The good news is this stubborn seed seems to have popped about ten hours after I mechanically cracked its shell. But it seems to have two tiny tails. I'll leave it in the damp towels for another twenty-four hours, mostly because I'm curious about the twin tails and want to see what they look like when they're larger. If it's interesting then I'll post a photo.
Do single seeds ever make twins??
Hey buddy, on a paper towel take a pair of hemostats, and squeeze on the top end and bottom point, barely squeeze and you will feel it give, you will see one side of the seed actually cracks, after the third one you will be an expert, i usually get a few to throw out a taproot...better than tossing them...if the embryo doesnt have enough power to crack the seam, you gotta let em out..hope this helps..DJXX