Seeds Have Spots

lois(PA Zone 6)September 16, 2011

When I rinsed off the seeds from a cherokee purple, I saw more than half of the seeds had a darker brown speck/spot on them in various places.

Is a spot on a tomato seed a bad thing? Should I throw those seeds out?

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My guess is they're just overripe, which is not a bad thing for seeds.

Unless you're selling seeds, I don't see any bad thing happening from keeping those seeds. Worst case they will not sprout when planted.

Seed born diseases are very rare (I read, never seen myself). On the other hand, tomatoes have a lot of seeds :P

So unless someone gave you just one tomato and you want to save as many seeds as you can, I'd just go with "when in doubt, throw it out" theory ;)

    Bookmark   September 17, 2011 at 12:09AM
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