In regards to this article on your website: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/propagation/seeds/soaking-seeds.htm I'm Just curious if this method would be suitable for all types of seeds, including those that require cold stratification for months, or even winterising (freezer)? Some of the berry seeds, like aronia, are extremely small, and require 3 months cold stratification. I wonder if the heat wouldn\'t damage the seeds? Wondering if this has been tested. If it does work, why does anyone bother with stratification? Also, how long would it take for these cold climate seeds to germinate using this method? Thanks!
You could do this after cold stratification to aid in germination.
This stratification process will help break the extreme dormancy that this seed experiences, and will take anywhere from 90 to 120 days. Germination takes around 10 to 20 days after stratification. Using the method you mentioned will likely speed that process up.