Craig1251
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Mini orange tomatoe seeds for trade

Hi! I have some seeds available for trade. These are mini orange tomatoes, which I bought last week at a farmers market here in New Orleans. Hope some of you are interested in them, as I would love to share them

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do you know their name? Or if their hybrid or heirlooms?
Gilson (Giles) Zone 7b

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No idea

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im going to assume they are some type of hybrid determinate because that is what is most common for sale

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Craig1251.......Can I ask you a question?

How did you dry the tomato seeds from these little tomatoes?

I got some from our local farmers auction and they are Sooooo good.

I kept some back for seed. But have no idea what they are either???

But are small orange ones too. "Very" good too. :wink:

I just need to know how to get the seeds dried?

Get rid of the gunk around them??? Thanks. :)

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Green Mantis wrote:Craig1251.......Can I ask you a question?

How did you dry the tomato seeds from these little tomatoes?

I got some from our local farmers auction and they are Sooooo good.

I kept some back for seed. But have no idea what they are either???

But are small orange ones too. "Very" good too. :wink:

I just need to know how to get the seeds dried?

Get rid of the gunk around them??? Thanks. :)
Squeeze them out in to a cup/glass. Make sure there is a little gell in there some pulp too but not much pulp a little is okay. The gel and pulp are needed to help ferment the seed. The fermenting is needed to remove the sprouting inhibitor that is encased around the seed. Basically you are doing what nature does but faster. Oh yeah add a little water to the glass don't need much. I put coffee filters over the glass with a rubbber band on them to keep the smell down and the flys out.

Let sit for about 3 day's until there is a bit of scum on top, that is a good thing in this case. No more than 4 day's 3 is really enough. I take a juice glass and fill about a 1/4 full. After time is up fill the glass up and let settle. gently pour out the scum, if seeds start to come out stop. Fill full again and repeat until the water is clear. Any non-viable seeds will float discard them. When the water is clear pour into a strainer gently rinse them than put them on a paper plate or whatever you have, i put them on coffee filters on the plate with the name of the seed. Let them dry for about 2 weeks than pack away. Do no put wet seeds away that can cause mold and will ruin your seed.

I hope I got it all any ?'s PM me.

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Some instructions were posted here:
:arrow: https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=94970

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gixxerific, Ok I have put the seeds in a clean small glass jam jar,

squeezed the gel/seeds and some pulp in it. Then added a small amount of water.

Put a coffee filter over the top, put a rubber band around the top.

Then left jar in a dark spot in the kitchen. Wrote on the top, date when I did this.

Now once the third day comes, I fill the jar with water?

Then keep rinsing the water that's in that jar, until the gunk is gone?

If the seeds start coming out, get the strainer, so they don't escape?

Then put on a paper plate in a coffee filter, to make sure they dry?

Then after 2 weeks, pack them in a plastic pill bottle?

There will only be a few seeds. Sorry, but I am a hands on "see" how it's

done type person. :oops:

applestar---Thank you for the other links. I am going to save all of this info.

The reason I went with gixxerific's way, was because it said about the sprouting inhibitor this way.

Thanks Soooo much both of you. Will let you know how many seeds I get.

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Good luck! :D It's not that complicated once you get used to it.

I've been doing essentially do the same thing as Gixx for the last couple of years. But for my small amounts, after pouring off the floaters then draining the seeds in a strainer, I set the strainer on a towel to blot off the bottom, then I take a 1/2 sheet of a paper towel, fold it in thirds one way (like a letter) then the other way so I can tuck the folded 1/3 into the opposite 1/3, write pertinent info and unfold.

I then dump the drained and blotted seeds into the center of this paper towel and set out to dry. When dry, I just fold the paper towel into a self closing paper envelope and store in a recycled cookie tin.

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gixx, and applestar......I Did it!!!! Yay. :clap:

The seeds sat for 4 days, meant to do 3 days but had to wait an extra day.

Just finished cleaning out the jar, after rinsing a few times.

The seeds are now sitting on some paper towel, keep moving them around with a plastic spoon.

Also sitting in what sun we have, to help dry faster before I set them in a coffee filter on a paper plate, for 2 weeks.

Then in a container they go. :D I "am" excited. :D

Thanks Soooo much. :D

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