New to seed saving, tomato varieties...

emorems0(PA - 6a)February 16, 2014

In the past, I've just purchased my heirloom tomato plants or started from purchased seeds, but I'd like to start saving my seeds. Problem is that I grow three different varieties... this year I'm growing black cherry tomato, roma plum tomato, and hillbilly (beefsteak) tomato. They are all different types (cherry, plum, beefsteak), but that doesn't matter in terms of seed saving for tomatoes because tomatoes of any type can cross pollinate, right?

They are all grown in the same area and I can't change that because we rent and have limited gardening space. So, what can I do to keep the seeds pure?


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theforgottenone1013(MI zone 5b/6a)

You have to bag the blossoms to prevent cross-pollination. Once the tomatoes start to form you take the bag off. The FAQ at the tomato growing forum explains everything. Link below.


Here is a link that might be useful: How Do I Prevent Tomatoes From Cross-pollinating?

    Bookmark   February 18, 2014 at 1:59PM
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emorems0(PA - 6a)

Thank you!

    Bookmark   February 19, 2014 at 11:15AM
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