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Kowhai seeds ger­mi­nate fastest if you col­lect them when they are young, be­fore the seed pod turns dry and the seeds go rock hard. Oth­er­wise, you can help them ger­mi­nate by rub­bing them on sand­pa­per to help the wa­ter soak in through the tough seed coat (This is called ‘break­ing dor­mancy’). Make sure you sand the side of the seed that is away from the em­bryo (this shows up as a dark mark on one end of the seed).

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