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1 Another tomato seed question on Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:30 pm

Farmer Bob

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Hi everyone,  Mirycreek's question spurred on one of my own.  Has anyone tried saving seeds from a tomato that was picked green and then ripened in the house?  If so, what was the result?  I had to do an emergency pick of my tomatoes outside and I'm tempted to try to save the seeds from one of the larger tomatoes that is ripening in the house, but I"m skeptical about it working.

2 Re: Another tomato seed question on Tue Sep 30, 2014 2:22 pm

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yes, we had late blight one year and any that were lighter green on the bottoms ripened and produced viable seeds. The darker green ones took forever to ripen and I didn't save any seed from them, so i don't know if they were vioable or not.

3 Re: Another tomato seed question on Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:10 pm

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I have tried that and had the entire crop fail to germinate.

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4 Re: Another tomato seed question on Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:15 am

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Good to know. Thanks

5 Re: Another tomato seed question on Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:23 pm

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Are you fermenting the seeds first? I think it aids in germination.

6 Re: Another tomato seed question on Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:39 am

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From the info.I've read the toms.should be at least yellow or the seeds won't bemature enough to be viable.After posting that toms. should be fermented as per seed saving literatureI remembered the dozens of volunters from toms.that were left in the garden over winter theyfroze solid and would not have fermented in the spring.

7 Re: Another tomato seed question on Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:53 am

Farmer Bob

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birish wrote:From the info.I've read the toms.should  be at least yellow or the seeds  won't bemature enough to be viable.After posting that toms. should be fermented as per seed saving literatureI remembered the dozens of volunters from toms.that were left in the garden over winter theyfroze solid and would not have fermented in the spring.

That makes perfect sense to me.  Well, luckily for me I have some in the greenhouse still that are maturing. I'm trying to get a good seed tomato from the Prairie Fires that I tried for the first time this year.

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