I am thinking about experimenting with sulfuric acid treatment of Cornus mas seeds.
I have never done this with any seed before. Does it remove the need for both scarification AND stratification or is that seed dependent?
From what I have read Cornus mas seeds need about five months warm stratification followed by three months cold. Supposedly the five-month warm stratification allows for microorganisms to degrade the surface of the seed making it penetrable to water. The acid is supposed to replace this part of the procedure (if I understand it correctly). Would I then just cold stratify the seeds or is that still necessary?