There are number of ways of doing germination, depending to each cultivators the convenient method to suit them. Seeds can be stored in a refrigerator for 2 months. Normally seeds start to lose their germination capacity within one week.
Germination rate 80 ~ 90% in 1 week. This indicates that the seed storage of agarwood is very difficult and shoule be sourced very reliable supplier. Younger mother tree yields lower germination rate in comparison to older mother trees. Partially, larger seeds generated by older mother trees.
You may skip this process … but if you are lucky enough, the outcome is fatal in which the entire lot may be disease infected.
Transplant from germination pot to polybag has been reported to cause root damage inevitably, due to its root penetration as shown, therefore “Nursery bag“ is highly recommended to avoid such kind of problem.
Seeds collecting season is expected from month of
April to May ( Southern Malaysia, Vietnam )
July to August ( Central Malaysia )
November to December ( occasionally available )