THE EFFECT OF TIME OF HARVESTING ON SEED STORABILITY AND SUBSEQUENT PERFORMANCE
After one year storage, the percentage germination is significantly lower for the immature seeds and highest for the mature seeds. The seeds after storage and when they are sown differ in their performance. The immature seeds produce less vigorous seedlings and plants, consequently they also produce lesser number of pods and lower yield. Hence immature seeds are low in seed quality, poorer in germination and do not store well.