Found a couple of unopened Afropips packs from the stash. Wonder if these are still good, they are at least 16 years old. Stored cool, dry and dark..
I sprouted 3 original Afropips packs last season I sourced a couple of years ago:
1)Mabombe no sprout at all, not even one root
2)Senegal Haze. I had also an F2 pack from USC. Half pack I tried on fresh EWC old seed germinating method and the other half with paper towel. The F2s all on paper towel. The ones on paper towel from the original pack I got one to show roots but never showed cotyledons. The ones on fresh EWC I got 4 seeds to show roots and cotyledons but only one succeded to show first leaves after a month and became a very interesting girl with the best organoleptics I tried so far in cannabis, a total surprise. The F2s all showed roots and cotyledons but all of them stalled and they never grew first leaves
3)Tribal Vision. To my total surprise I got 10 out of 10 in just 3 days. All of them unexpectedly very vigorous. This pack I sprouted after the other two so I expected similar difficult germination but this was not the case. This strain is a phenotype carnival with indica and sativa plants and it included 4 sexes: heterosexual male and female and intersex male and female. Too many intersex individuals in this pack
Germination might be strain dependant