Our Clivia seed is fresh harvested, shipped to us (Or grown and cleaned by us), bagged and refrigerated. We sell our seed for around 3-4 months, after which time we plant anything that is left. We strive to give our customers FRESH VIABLE SEED and we feel that after that time period there can be some loss of viability even with our cleaning and cooling methods. We feel the need to state this because there is currently no standard of sales for clivia seed. Some people call seed fresh for as long as 1 year. We hope you visit us when you decide to buy Clivia Seed This year!