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Saved seeds kept in refrigerator

Posted by purple1701 5B Chicago (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 17, 14 at 16:26

My apologies if this is addressed elsewhere. I have read most of the FAQ's and did some searching didn't find anything yet.

I have 3 types of tomato seeds I saved from plants I grew last year - a cherry type, a beefsteak and a roma type. They have been in the refrigerator since approximately late September/early October (I kept a journal even down to how much rain fell each day, but I can't believe I didn't note when I took the seeds!)

My question is this: before I start them inside, which I was planning to do fairly soon, should I bring them out of the fridge and let them warm up first? If so, for how long? Or should I plant them straight from the fridge?

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RE: Saved seeds kept in refrigerator

  • Posted by digdirt 6b-7a North AR (My Page) on
    Mon, Mar 17, 14 at 17:21

I think there is a FAQ about this on the Seed Saving forum (linked at the top of this forum's front page) but it really doesn't matter which you do as long as the seeds were never frozen. Frozen seeds should NOT be thawed first. With fridge storage it doesn't matter.


RE: Saved seeds kept in refrigerator

Just like Dave said. I really wont matter in fact i have found fridge storage then into a warm sunny place, or under grow light with a propagation mat. Actually makes them germinate faster than warming them up first.

Here is a link that might be useful: TheItalian Garden

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