How to Save Heirloom Tomato Seeds

Saving heirloom tomato seeds brings back those memories of science classes. The seeds can't be just scooped out and dried, they need to be removed with all the slimy tomato guts and left to ferment. A little gross factor and lots of fun makes this a great project to do with kids.

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  • Heather Terveld
    Heather Terveld Toronto, OH
    Stephanie hou long do you let them ferment?
  • Pat smith
    pat smith Cleveland, OH
    Does this work with sun sugar cherry and chadwick?
  • Michele ottmar
    Michele ottmar Ephrata, WA
    This is great to liste to .


  • Dfm
    dfm Cascade, IA
    seed savers exchange decorah iowa is a good place to start with heirloom seed.
  • Sm Nystrom
    Sm Nystrom Harlingen, TX
    I have been saving seeds from all my vegetables including heirloom tomatoes for twenty years and I just rinse them well and dry for 2 weeks. I always get at least 99% germination.
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