onion seeds allium cepa
I would like to know the seed moisture content for onion seeds, that a seed vault uses for storage. Will only be storing them for 2 or3 years. Can't find anything definitive on the net. Cannot cryopreserve but store at 0" F.
Appreciate the help.
Dixon County Nebraska
This information comes from Knott's Handbook for Vegetable Growers.
Storage of Vegetable Seeds in Hermetically Sealed Containers
Seeds stored in sealed containers should not exceed these moisture percentages on a wet weight basis. Onion - 6.5%
Estimated Maximum Safe Seed-Moisture Contents For Storage for 1 Year at Different Temperatures
- 40-50 degrees F, 11%
- 70 degrees F, 8%
- 80 degrees F, 6%
Onion - 1 year