6 Steps To Save Tomato Seeds

If youíve still got tomatoes in your field and you know they arenít hybrids, thereís still time for #seedsavingformarketgrowers

The process is simple

  1. Scoop out the tomato insides into a container.
  2. Let ferment for 2-6 days. Itís time to stop when the seeds precipitate to the bottom of the jar. (Read How Long Should You Ferment Tomato†Seeds?)
  3. Decant the jar – that means fill it up with water and pour off the floating bits. Repeat until there is only clean tomato seed.
  4. Capture tomato seeds in a colander.
  5. Dry seeds for 1-2 weeks and then put in an envelope. Make sure to write the name and the year you saved the seeds!
  6. Plant next year!

P.s. The smell of fermenting tomatoes is not actually delicious but after years of saving tomato seeds, it does have a nice familiarity to it.


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