I've heard that wheat grains from Egyptian tombs will germinate after 5,000 or so years. This would double that!........
I think there's an urban myth about wheat seeds being grown from those found in King Tutts tomb.
"Israeli scientists say they've succeeded in growing a sapling from what's believed to be the oldest seed ever germinated a date palm seed 2,000 years old."
"One of the scientists leading the project said she hopes the ancient DNA from the seed will reveal medicinal secrets that have disappeared from the modern plant."
A week or two ago, I looked up from cooking when someone on TV news said there was pot growing on the front lawn of a state house or town hall . . . looked urban but Ididn't catch where. Apparently, they'd dug the lawn up to redo it and rains came before they got any further. When the sun came out, there were pot seedlings all over the place!
They're from WWII's Hemp for the cause, or whatever it was called. From 60 years ago, my brief peek looked like damn good germination rate.