Length Of Seed Storage - Knowledgebase Question

Loxahatchee, FL
Question by RobertnApr
August 27, 2000
May I save leftover seeds from year to year, or do they go bad after a certain amount of time?


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Answer from NGA
August 27, 2000

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April,

Seed storage life varies between species. Storage conditions greatly affect storage life of seeds. In general seed should be stored in an airtight jar in the refrigerator or better yet the freezer for maximum storage life. Warm temperatures and humidity decrease storage life.

The following web site lists vegetables and their storage life under ideal conditions.
http://csf.colorado.edu/perma/...

The following web site includes a wealth of information on seed saving.
http://csf.colorado.edu/perma/...

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