can I save the seeds of a tomato that had blight /bacterial speck

tomatoesaretops(5A)July 27, 2006


I've had some trouble with my tomatoes this year with bacterial speck and blight. I've never saved seeds before and I'm wondering if I should bother with those that had problems - I certainly don't want to deal with them again. do the problems of one season get built into the seeds for the next season?


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bcday(z5 NY)

You can save seed from your plants. If conditions are right, those diseases can show up regardless, so there is no reason to get new seed (that might also be carrying disease) from somewhere else next year.

If you ferment the seeds for a few days before rinsing and drying them, that will greatly reduce the amount of disease that might be carried over on them. It will also get rid of the gel that surrounds the seeds, which contains a substance that inhibits germination.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2006 at 8:34PM
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dilbert(z5 IL)

I have never tried this, but you can try soaking them for an hour in 91% isopropyl alcohol (available at most drug stores). Dry thoroughly before packing or planting.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2006 at 10:24AM
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