Saving chili pepper seeds

Growing Chili Peppers
July 19, 2009

Chili peppers are ripening, and it's time to harvest the seeds.
Some tips to harvest and store chili seeds.

Jalapeno Master1. Choose ripe pods: seeds from unripe pods will not sprout.
Cut the chilies in half.

Chili seeds2. Use gloves, or fork and knife to handle chili seeds, don't use your hands.
Separate carefully the seeds from the placenta.

Bad seeds3. Discard any seed that looks dark or damaged.

Pubescens SeedsBe careful: every Capsicum Pubescens Pepper like Rocoto or the Hyperpube in the picture, have black, hard seeds. Don't discard these seeds because of the color!

Dry the chili seeds4. Put the seeds in a glass or bowl and put a label on it: chili seeds are very similar.
Let dry for a couple of days or even a week, then store them in paper or plastig bags.

In the picture you can see a sporigami, paper bags without glue.

Large CherryIt's a long work, but next year you'll find that it was worth every bit of effort.

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