lakngulf wrote:I have been more active saving seed this year than ever before. --><8 snipped 8><--and some persimmon tree seed.
What are the best practices for seed storage? Cool dry shelf or refrigerator? Does a particular type of seed need different storage?
Tree seeds do overwhelminly better planted back to pot or field and alowed the winter cycle of chilling and thawing. I like a cold frame for a winters slumber.
A second place (or runner up) for a seed trader would be mixed in with some mostened (and wrung-out) peat moss. Store 'em moist in the fridge. This does not
replace the cold stratification of outdoors. But will permit at least some viability to be left in tree seeds.
The sooner a normal winters cycle is resumed the better your tree seeds will do.
With very few exceptions dried tree seeds, are dead tree seeds. Even the ruggedest crab apple seed (or other rose family) will thank you with better germination with a normal winters slumber outside