Preserving Pepper Seeds - Knowledgebase Question

St.joseph, MO
Question by trena
February 15, 2000
I would love to know if there is any way to preserve seeds from one year to the next.I need to know how to store them to give them a chance at life the following year.Thank you for your time!!! The type of seed if that at all maters are poblano pepper seeds.This is the first year I have found them in my area so I bought more than needed in hopes you could help me.


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Answer from NGA
February 15, 2000

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Pepper seeds are quite long lived under good storage conditions so it is certainly worth a try. Make sure the seeds and any wrapper are quite dry, carefully label and date them, and then place them in a glass jar with a lid or in a closed plastic bag or box in the refrigerator. They should last for several years. Keep in mind that viability does decrease over time, so the germination rate will be less from year to year.

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