Return to the Seed Exchange Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Gourd Seed???

Posted by dimples31312 z8Guyton,GA (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 13, 08 at 9:19

How long can you keep gourd seed? I have some that I saved from dried grouds a couple of years ago. They still look good. But I would hate to offer them for trade not knowing.
Can anyone help?
Dorothy


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Gourd Seed???

According to Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service, they are good for 4 to 5 years if stored properly. This means keeping them in a dark, dry place that isn't too hot. If you're trading seed outside of the current year, just let the trader know. They can then make their own decisions. I list the year the seed was collected or, if it's commercial, what year it was packaged for. You'll find some traders that really don't care what year the seed is (within limits) and others that are very picky. So far, I've done a bunch of trading of both new and older seeds, so it's certainly worth a shot!

Blessings,
Angela


 o
RE: Gourd Seed???

Thank you Angela for the info.
Dorothy


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Please Note: Only registered members from the U.S. are able to post messages here (this may be indicated by the title of the forum. All exchanges not indicated otherwise are restricted to those living in the U.S.)

If you are a member from an area mentioned above, please log in.


Return to the Seed Exchange Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here