Reply To: Freeze drying seeds to increase shelf life significantly

  • Outback

    July 7, 2024 at 9:05 pm

    I’ve owned a Harvest Right freeze dryer for around 4 years. I would take this “advice” with a huge grain of salt. The freeze dryer super freezes the food well below 32 and then brings the temp way up to over 100+ degrees and continues to repeat the process over and over until all moisture is removed. Everything I’ve ever read or seen on seed saving is to avoid huge temperature fluctuations. Also, I would think that completely removing the moisture would also kill the seed. If you going to do this I would test it before you have to depend on the seeds.