Don't Toss Those Old Tomato Seeds Before Their Time!: Viability of vintage tomato seeds

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Don't Toss Those Old Tomato Seeds Before Their Time!

By pardalinum
March 7, 2014

Tomato seeds can stay viable for many years. Just reseal the packet, place in a ziplock sandwich bag and store in the refrigerator crisper. I have had good germination on tomato seeds that were 10+ years old. As you can see, it is also useful to keep track of the number of remaining seeds in the packets from season to season. Without reopening the packet you will have the information at hand to know when to reorder seeds.

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Name: Meridie Fricker
50km south of Canberra, Austra
Loves heritage roses and heirloom v
May 29, 2014 4:37 AM CST
A Canberra (Australia) gardener has recently found a packet of tomato seeds amongst old family papers and couldn't resist trying them - One has germinated, so he has built a mini greenhouse around it, as we are going into winter and he didn't dare try to transplant it! He phone's the local radio station during the gardening segment to give an update every week... So far so good....

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