white mold on sprouting chinquipin nuts

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white mold on sprouting chinquipin nuts

Postby Peter Page » Mon Feb 02, 2015 12:39 pm

I have stored chinquipin nuts in wet spangham moss in the crisper of my refrigerator prior to planting them. Some have sprouted but have white mold on them. Should I treat them with something prior to planting them?
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Re: white mold on sprouting chinquipin nuts

Postby lorijones » Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:23 pm

It is probable that the sphagnum moss was a bit too wet. When are you planning to plant them? I have heard that planting in the fall is best but certainly they can also be planted out in the spring. You might want to spray them with a mild solution of 3% hydrogen peroxide. Use 1 Tbsp of 3% hydrogen peroxide to 1 cup of water to make a spray. Be sure of the concentration of your hydrogen peroxide. If you use 35% hydrogen peroxide, use ONLY 1/4 tsp to 1 cup of water. This can be sprayed on the sprouted nuts to help control the mold.
Once they have sprouted, it is best to get them planted. Keep them on the drier side to prevent root rot.
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