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How to Clean & Save Tomato Seeds

seedmama
11 years ago

Susan,

Buried in another post, you indicated a desire to save Black Cherry tomato seeds. I'm providing a link to wintersown.org's seed saving directions. You can either click your way through, or you can print out a front/back trifold brochure. I keep a copy of the brochure in a plastic sleeve near the sink.

Traditionally, tomato seeds were saved and cleaned by fermentation. That didn't work well for me for several reasons. First, it required a three day lag time, and for me it was just too complicated to remember to get back to it in three days, let alone actually do it. Second, the seeds tended to dry out in the heat before they fermented. Third, it attract fruit flies. All that to say the 30 minute Ajax methods suits my lifestyle better.

Pretty much all of your tomato seeds can be saved this way. If your original seed was an F1 hybrid, there's a good chance your saved seed won't produce identical plants, but that doesn't mean it won't be a good tomato.

Good luck!

Seedmama

Here is a link that might be useful: How to Clean & Save Tomato Seeds

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