Posted: 22/05/2015 at 08:46
They do need to be in damp compost or some other medium for the chilling. If you put them in the fridge dry it makes a very good seed storage place.
As Dave says, fresh is best. Off the plant, into the gritty compost and just leave it outside to get on with germinating which it will do the following spring. Once they've gone dormant it's a longer process.
If I was using the fridge method I think I'd have them in there longer.