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Grass Seed

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by GSMOSS, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. GSMOSS

    GSMOSS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 65

    How long can you keep grass seed and expect it to germinate and survive.?
     
  2. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,851

    their are seed records dating back hundreds of years that were germinated successfully. They dug up a frozen baby woolly mammoth from thousands of years ago and the seeds found in the stomach germinated.

    Turf seed stored dry, dark, and cool will last years.
     
  3. lawn1234

    lawn1234 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    Depending upon the storage, grass seeds can last two to three years.
     
  4. CrownLawnSvc

    CrownLawnSvc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    I agree with those guys. Seed will be OK for years if stored properly. But I would sell seed more than a half year old ( me purchasing, not harvested). Especially if it is endophytic. I would however, not have any problem using it in my yard.
     

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