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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-1710

To M. J. Berkeley   3 July [1855]

Down Farnborough Kent

July 3d

My dear Sir

It has occurred to me that you possibly might like to hear how some of my longest soaked seeds get on, so I report to you, that the following have germinated

Beet after 65 days, but

Rhubarb in the cold water

Orache 82 days, cold.—

Oats after 70 days at

Canary seed ordinary temperature

Capsicum

Cress after 70 days but

Lettuce only a few of each have

Radish come up, with a prolonged

Carrott period of germination.

Celery after 85 days.—

Onion

This last seems to me a very striking fact.

My dear Sir | Yours very sincerely | Charles Darwin

The Peas you were so very kind as to send me are growing splendidly.—1

Footnotes

1
See letters to M. J. Berkeley, 7 April [1855] and 11 April [1855].

Summary

Reports success of seed-soaking experiments. Celery and onion germinate after 85 days’ immersion.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-1710
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Berkeley, M. J.
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Shropshire Archives (SA 6001/134/44)
Physical description
3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1710,” accessed on 1 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1710

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