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Joanna Gębura, Krystyna Winiarczyk

The spring ephemeral Allium victorialis grows naturally in Europe, Asia, and North America. Because of its pleasant taste, aroma, and nutraceutical properties, it is intensively gathered in its natural habitats by the local populations. To introduce A. victorialis as a new crop, technologies of mass-propagation and effective production must be developed. However, the biology of seed dormancy and germination in this species is not clear, and numerous attempts at controlled seed germination have not succeeded. We employed a systematic approach for seed germination of this species under controlled conditions. Two main factors, post-ripening seed age and germination temperature regimes, were studied in combination with various germination techniques. As opposed to common conceptions, our results show that the seeds of A. victorialis do not experience morphological, physical, or physiological dormancy, and are completely ready for germination immediately following ripening. Propagation of A. victorialis from seed can be performed by germination of fresh seeds at moderate (20 °C) temperatures, in a sterile planting medium with good aeration. The germination strategy, revealed in this research, opens new prospects for the development of A. victorialis as a new and useful crop.

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Germination strategy of Allium victorialis, a wild edible plant with high commercial potential
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Joanna Gębura, Krystyna Winiarczyk

Germination strategy of Allium victorialis, a wild edible plant with high commercial potential

The spring ephemeral Allium victorialis grows naturally in Europe, Asia, and North America. Because of its pleasant taste, aroma, and nutraceutical properties, it is intensively gathered in its natural habitats by the local populations. To introduce A. victorialis as a new crop, technologies of mass-propagation and effective production must be developed. However, the biology of seed dormancy and germination in this species is not clear, and numerous attempts at controlled seed germination have not succeeded. We employed a systematic approach for seed germination of this species under controlled conditions. Two main factors, post-ripening seed age and germination temperature regimes, were studied in combination with various germination techniques. As opposed to common conceptions, our results show that the seeds of A. victorialis do not experience morphological, physical, or physiological dormancy, and are completely ready for germination immediately following ripening. Propagation of A. victorialis from seed can be performed by germination of fresh seeds at moderate (20 °C) temperatures, in a sterile planting medium with good aeration. The germination strategy, revealed in this research, opens new prospects for the development of A. victorialis as a new and useful crop.

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