Marigold Seeds - How long can I store them?

bugbite(z9a FL)February 10, 2011

Hi,

If I get very fresh marigold seeds (directly from a seed producer) in a sealed foil package and store them in unopened packages in the frig, how long can I store the seeds and have good germination when planted?

Thanks,

Bob

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morz8(Washington Coast Z8b)

Marigold seeds are said to be good for about three years, properly dried and stored. I suspect you would still get germination longer than that, but probably at a lower percentage of seeds germinating.

    Bookmark   February 10, 2011 at 11:03AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

No need to store them in the fridge, however. Marigolds don't need a chilling period. A pantry cupboard would be a good location, for example.

    Bookmark   February 11, 2011 at 4:24PM
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bugbite(z9a FL)

Thanks. I appreciate the helpful information.
Bob

    Bookmark   February 13, 2011 at 7:02PM
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