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Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

October 11, 2008
1:04 PM

Post #5658218

I'm interested in growing vegetables with heirloom seeds, .. is there a list somewhere that shows the viability of seeds over time? I'd hate to buy seeds that will be no good next Spring.

I'm interested in carrots, lettuce, tomatoes, peas, spinach, yellow crookneck & zucchini squash, cantaloupe & honeydew melons, potatoes, brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, yellow & green onions and corn.

Thanks!

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bluespiral

bluespiral

(Zone 7a)

October 11, 2008
1:41 PM

Post #5658340

Here ya go -

short answers:

http://faculty.matcmadison.edu/mchristoffel/plants/seeds/viability.htm

http://www.hillgardens.com/seed_longevity.htm

longer answer, but is a very rich compendium of information on the subject of seed storing - in particular, Seed Longevity Tables from MM. Vilmorin-Andrieux's 1885 classic, The Vegetable Garden -

http://www.wintersown.org/wseo1/Seed_Storage.html
Click on Seed Storage Gallery,
Scroll down to Seed Storage and Longevity Links, Victory Horticultural Library

Hope this is useful

ps - Here's the free, online copy of Vilmorin's book - http://www.archive.org/details/vegetablegardeni00vilmrich - a timeless classic



This message was edited Oct 11, 2008 10:34 AM
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

October 11, 2008
3:42 PM

Post #5658650

Thanks ever so much!

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