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From: "Sterling Okase" <sterling_o@hotmail.com>

 Hi Talk-ers,

I haven't been reading my Iris-Talk mail in a timely manner as I have 
been busy with coordinating our sale which was last week end.  Sorry 
this reply is so late.

>From: Paul & Yvonne Tyerman <tyerman@dynamite.com.au>
>Sterling Okase from our list here sent me a bunch of crosses he's made 
>previous years.  Judging by some of the names involved he said that 
>were years old.  Now one in particular which he hadn't owned for a 
>(Horni Lorri) was involved in one of the crosses and there are seedling
>emerging now.  Sterling could give you exact info on how he stored 
>bit he sent them to me in little envelopes.
>Obviously they aren't too touchy.
Every year I do more crosses than I can plant in my little seedling 
patch so many of them never get planted. I store them in paper envelopes 
with their parentage written on them and they get put away in a 
cardboard box at room temperature. I take no special care with them. I 
read in the World of Iris that  seeds have a shelf life of about 20 
years......a little less than *Twinkies*.......
The seeds that I sent to Paul were crosses that I made within the past 4 
years so they were not very, very old but I was curious to know how well 
they would germinate after being held for that time under normal house 

Iris Maniac,
Sterling (not Innerst)
Seattle, WA. Zone 8

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