btw91
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help germinating baobab

I have some african baobab (adansonia digitata) seeds that i need some help on getting to germinate. I know they can take up to a year to germinate, but i am not completely sure how to do it. I have soaked them in HOT water until it cooled and currently have them in a baggie sitting on a moist paper towel. I have applied a little heat to them, but was just wondering if anyone would do this differently. Open to all suggestions.
(btw, they have swollen up to about 3x their normal size.)

Thanks.

btw91
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After 5 days of soaking in the moist baggie, i decided to scarify them a little. All of them revealed a clearish hard shell underneath with a yellow tint through it. I am new to growing from seed is this a good sign?

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i grew two baobab trees many years ago, but i frankly don't recall how i got them to germinate.

baobabs.com claims germination in a week to 10 days, with no particular seed treatment.

btw91
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does it matter which end you scarify?

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