Harvesting Seeds for Tomatoes

SFBennettOctober 7, 2013

I had a delicious very productive tomato plant, JUST ONE! that bloomed and yielded buckets of sweet pear shaped patio size tomatoes. I have saved the plant, having uprooted it to move from Ohio to South Carolina. I very much would like to attempt to harvest the seeds for next year. I read the article of how to slice the tomato at the "equator" and squeeze the goo into a container. Is this going to be successful with such small sized fruit? I will be slicing and spooning out the pulp in a WHOLE LOT OF THOSE LITTLE tomatoes to get any yield. Do you think it will be successful if I do indeed try this project? Thanks

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gvozdika(8 OR)

How many seeds you get depends on the kind of the tomato. Some small tomatoes might have more seeds than some big ones :) And yes, it is pretty easy to save tomato seeds. Just scoop out the goo; let it ferment with a little bit of water, then when the seeds star to separate, rinse, dry and you have them! Good luck!

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