cjbarker
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Growing Capsicums from Seeds

Hi there ! I'm a bit new to this, but i was wondering if you can grow capsicums from seeds inside the ones you buy in supermarkets?

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Pepper seeds

The answer to your question is, yes. If the the pepper is a hybrid you may not get the same pepper, but you should get something. I have grown poblano peppers from one we purchased at the supermarket and they were great. Heck you don't lose anything by trying.
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I did this for the first time this year from some very nice bell peppers I got from our local supermarket. I took the seeds out, wrapped them in a paper towel and let them dry for a few weeks and then planted them in a potting mix. Maybe eight seeds per pot at 1/4" deep at most and spread out. A few didn't germinate but I had six seedlings doing well if I recall correctly. They're coming along so far...

[img]https://somegeek.home.comcast.net/~somegeek/somegeek_seedling_152.jpg[/img]

More pics towards the end of [url=https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13054&start=60]this page[/url].

I'd like to start a habanero plant as well. Starting plants from seed is pretty addicting. :)

Good luck!

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ok cheers ! will try it see how it goes!
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Much of the time you can even get live seed from dried whole chilles sold in the store as well. Do a quick germination test by placing some seeds on a wet peice of folded up toilet paper (holds more water than paper towel) and set in a dish covered with plastic wrap (or damp paper towel in a ziplock). You should get sprouts at some time over two weeks if the seed is good.

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Hi there

Yes, I bought an orange capsicum pepper from the supermarket. I planted the seeds directly into compost - didn't dry them out and now I have lots of pepper plants about 10 inches tall at the moment and doing really well.

Good luck.

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