Santalum album fruits are collected fresh from more than 20 years old trees and are soaked in water and rubbed to remove the soft pulp; then it will be dried.
Seeds are naked, lack testa and are dried and stored in polybags or gunny bags.
Ø Shape: Round
Ø Color: Dark Brown
Ø Usage: Germination (not for oil extraction)
Ø Age: Fresh (less than a year, good for germination)
Ø Collection: Mother tree should be more than 20 years old
Ø Availability: Two seasons per year
Ø Category: Tree / Forestry Seeds
Ø No. of seeds per Kg: 6,000
Ø Purity percent: 78
Ø Moisture percentage: 7.6
Ø Germination percentage: 30
Ø Plant percent: 15
Ø No. of seedlings per Kg. of seed: 900
Acid scarification with concentrated H2SO4 for 30 minutes with string and washing in running water, or soak the seeds in 0.05% gibberellic acid overnight.
Ø http://forest.ap.nic.in/silviculture%20of%20species/Forest%20Seeds/079.htm viewed on 25th August 2015.
Ø http://www.greenfieldagroforestry.net/white-sandal-tree-seeds-santalum-album--1639076.html viewed on 24th September 2015.