Stevia Rebaundia seed storage

I'm learning that search engines are out to sell me stuff; not to help me find things... (rant over. for now) I'm trying to find out if Stevia seed can be stored, well dried and sealed, in the freezer. I know it's fairly short-lived and spotty on germination. We grew it several years ago; a few plants provide more dried and ground leaves than the sweetest tooth could need, but now to try again with online purchased seed. Did I mention that I'm ....erm... economical?
Many thanks,
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On 2/16/2019 12:55 PM, Gary Woods wrote:

  I prefer "frugal" ... we are too . I don't know anything about stevia but in general seed that is stored frozen maintains a higher percentage of viable seeds .
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Gary Woods wrote:

i'm out of the loop with this plant. i don't even know if it is an annual or perennial or what...
that said:
no luck with rooting cuttings and keeping them indoors for the winter?
(and did you move to the UK? or why the crosspost?)
if i were a grower i'd be happy to send you a few rooted plants in the mail once it warmed up a bit (take the dirt off the roots, wrap in moist paper towel, put in plastic bag then envelope, many small plants will survive the trip if they're not frozen).
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wrote:

Haven't tried overwintering cuttings, though I do that with Rosemary; it doesn't survive my winters. I normally lurk in the UK group, but they have a lot of expertise, so a good place to ask.
I got 1-count 'em, 1- seedling from some commercial seed; waiting on germination from seeds from another source (I'm nothing if not stubborn/exacting/obsessed) If I can't find anything else, I'll put part of the seeds I just got (if they germinate at all) well-sealed in the freezer just to see.
Thanks for the help, all! Currently 12F outside with bright sun.
Cheers!
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On 2/16/19 10:55 AM, Gary Woods wrote:

Hi Gary,
No idea.
I am curious if home grown stevia has that saccharine/gasoline after taste?
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