When yielding the buds containing the seeds they are hung out to dry or laid down to dry. Quickness of curing depends, like marijuana, entirely on which method you use and what the conditions (temperature and humidity) in the drying area are. We prefer a controlled drying period of 10 to 14 days. We then start yielding the fresh seeds. The germination rate of these seeds will not be ideal, common for fresh seeds, but should be at least 75%. Depending on which variety it is the seeds should be stored in a cool, dark and dry place. Preferably storing the seeds a plastic container in the refrigerator.
Gold Rush Outdoor will initially show a higher germination rate than for instance White Widow. Gold Rush will also be ready a two weeks of cooled storage for a second test round. Other varieties will require up to two months of cooled curing. Eventually germination rate should be around 90% to 95%. After these germination tests will then proceed to test vitality, uniformity and establish female percentages.