Or. Admin. R. 603-056-0400 - Germination of Vegetable Seeds

(1) The Oregon Standards of germination percentages as established are as follows: Kind of Seed -- Oregon Standard Germination:
(a) Asparagus -- 70;
(b) Beans (other than Limas) -- 70;
(c) Beans, Lima (large) -- 70;
(d) Beans, Lima (small) -- 80;
(e) Beets -- 65;
(f) Broccoli -- 75;
(g) Brussels Sprouts -- 70;
(h) Cabbage -- 75;
(i) Carrot -- 55;
(j) Cauliflower -- 75;
(k) Celery -- 55;
(l) Celery cabbage -- 75;
(m) Celeriac -- 55;
(n) Chard, Swiss -- 65;
(o) Chicory -- 65;
(p) Citron -- 65;
(q) Collard -- 80;
(r) Corn (sweet) -- 75;
(s) Cucumber -- 80;
(t) Dill -- 60;
(u) Egg plant -- 60;
(v) Endive -- 70;
(w) Kale (edible) -- 75;
(x) Kohl Rabi -- 75;
(y) Leek -- 60;
(z) Lettuce -- 80;
(aa) Muskmelon -- 75;
(bb) Mustard -- 75;
(cc) Okra -- 50;
(dd) Onion -- 70;
(ee) Parsley -- 60;
(ff) Parsnip -- 60;
(gg) Peas -- 80;
(hh) Peppers -- 55;
(ii) Pumpkin -- 75;
(jj) Radish -- 75;
(kk) Rutabaga -- 75;
(ll) Salsify -- 75;
(mm) Spinach -- 60;
(nn) Squash -- 75;
(oo) Tomatoes -- 75;
(pp) Turnips -- 80;
(qq) Watermelons -- 70.
(2) Vegetable seeds and packages of such vegetable seeds may be labeled with the words "Oregon Standard Germination" in lieu of the approximate percentage of germination when the percentage of germination of such seed is equal to or greater than the percentage established in these standards.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 603-056-0400
AD 213, f. 7-9-45, ef. 7-16-45; AD 930(15-70), f. 12-17-70, ef. 1-15-71; Administrative Reformatting 1-8-98

Publications: The publication(s) referred to or incorporated by reference in this rule are available from the agency.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 561 & ORS 633

Stats. Implemented: ORS 633.680

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