Corn Seed Question

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by MsPacMan, Feb 2, 2005.

  1. MsPacMan

    MsPacMan Well-Known Member

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    Last spring, I bought a big package of corn seeds at the local Farmer's Co-Op -- the kind that is treated before hand for fungus.


    I only used a small portion of the large bag of seed.


    Is this corn seed still good? How long will corn seed last?
     
  2. Windy in Kansas

    Windy in Kansas In Remembrance

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    According to "Knott's Handbook for Vegetable Growers" sweet corn seed stored under favorable conditions should be viable for two years.
     

  3. Lilandra

    Lilandra talk little, listen much

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    NOPE, No... I wouldn't try it
    for the price of the seeds you aren't saving much and the low germination wouldn't be worth the effort.

    Every year I get a complimentary package of sweet corn from the seed dealer and only use a portion of it - they tell me that the treatment they use wrecks the seed after awhile, it has a very short shelf life.
     
  4. HermitJohn

    HermitJohn Well-Known Member

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    If you have plenty of seed, just do your own germination test. If not and you have extra space, just plant it, but dont count on it.