yeah sometimes those do some weird shit..i think id lay it on its side with the end of tap root just a tad lower than the leaf end, but close to level...and cover with a lil soil/mix and moist..but not to deep..shud be ok..GL
Second,I misspoke and should have said plate method instead of dish method. (Seed in a folded wet paper towel between two plates)
I've started seeds this way before but this was the first one that did not grow straight out of the seed. Instead,it curled. So, planting it root down was not all that straightforward. So,I sort of cradled it in and will know in a day or three how it turned out.