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Then store ‘thom in airtight glass containers in your ‘freezer, Depending on species and variety, the seeds at Svalbard could last 20 to 1000 years. Your seeds at home can remain viable for two to 20 years. Eventually, ‘though, all seads lose the ability to germinate, so ike the staff at Svalbard, plant, harvest, and store fresh seeds every fow years to koep your variety alive nearly forever. — As TOLD 70