Pumpkin-on-a-Stick

averybird(Zone 5b, WA)November 9, 2006

Hello, I am not used to collecting seeds that aren't obvious in dried little pods. Never done fruits or veggies before. Does anyone have advice for these little pumpkins? I cut into one and I see the seeds, but they are whitish yellow. Can I just pull them out and dry them on a paper towel "as is", or must I first soak them in water or ferment them somehow? Any advice would be appreciated. These are so cute I hate to let the seeds get away! :)

Thanks!

Kristi

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remy_gw

Hi Kristi,
I haven't checked this forum in awhile. I hope you already found an answer but here's what I know in case you didn't. The pumpkins on a stick are actually a type of ornamental eggplant. Eggplant need to be over ripe to produce viable seed. I don't know if you've ever looked in an old eggplant, but the seeds get brown. Being that you described the seeds as whitish yellow, I'm thinking they are not mature enough seed to make new plants. If the seeds were mature enough, they don't need any treatment except cleaning and drying.
Hope that helped,
Remy

    Bookmark   November 17, 2006 at 11:03AM
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averybird(Zone 5b, WA)

Thanks Remy, appreciate your response!

    Bookmark   November 21, 2006 at 11:09AM
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