Can I save..

DigginlifeAugust 31, 2013

HI I was wondering if I could save the seed from the following that Im growing
Rosa Bianca eggplant
Hansel eggplant
Gretel eggplant
Coyame hot peppers
mini red bell peppers
All growing In same area Any other tips? thx

Does blight or other diseases affect seeds?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
naturegirl_2007 5B SW Michigan(5B SW Michigan)

Hansel and Gretel eggplants are F1 hybrids and saved seed will come with the usual likelihood of offspring being different from the parents and different from each other. Same with Coyame peppers which are also hybrids. So yes, you can save seed, but no, it does not breed true so you probably won't want to save seed.

The Rosa Bianca eggplant is open pollinated and is good for seed saving. Let the fruit grow far beyond the stage at which it is usually picked for eating since good eating eggplants are immature.

The mini red bell peppers do not give a variety name. Most I've seen are OP and should be fine for seed saving once they reach final color and ripeness.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2013 at 7:47AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Digginlife

Thanks naturegirl for the info!! Appreciate it :)

    Bookmark   September 4, 2013 at 8:03PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
terrene(5b MA)

I got some mini bell peppers at a plant swap a few years ago, and saved seed from those plants. Grew 2 plants this year from the saved seed, and they seeded true. Just saved some more seed from the first little pepper that turned red. Pepper seeds are super easy, I'm letting the seeds dry in a little paper cup. These plants are producing a good amount of peppers but they sure aren't very big! (Guess that's the point, haha).

    Bookmark   September 17, 2013 at 2:08AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Lantana Tangerine
I have a large, thriving shrub of this and I would...
merianna
Bugs in seeds -) will freezing work?
Apparently a batch of small flying insects - rather...
suecirish
Phlox and Yarrow seeds where are they??
I have not been here on this forum before and am usually...
wishnforspring
mini pumpkins
I bought my daughter one of those miniature pumpkins...
triple_b
New at this....How do I harvest parsley seeds
I have a healthy flat leaf parsley plant in my herb...
realtorrose
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™