How to Save Pepper Seeds

Here is some great information about how to save pepper seeds!

The Snarky Gardener

Think saving pepper seed is difficult?

Think again.

IMG330 Green jalapeno – not ready for saving seed from

Fully ripe Jalapeno Pepper Fully ripe Jalapeno Pepper

Saving pepper seed is really easy. The most important step is the first – leave the pepper on the plant until it gets very ripe. This will mean the pepper will turn color from the standard green to its final hue, either red (like the above jalapeno) or yellow or orange or whatever. The fruit will feel a little soft when squeezed.

Important note:  If the pepper plant is a hybrid (aka F1),  it was a cross between 2 different varieties and your saved seed may not produce the same fruit as its parent.  Also, there is a small chance your pepper was cross pollinated with other nearby peppers, so again, your results may vary.  Ah, plant sex.

SnarkyJalapenoCut

Once it’s ready, pick your pepper Peter Piper style and…

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One Response to How to Save Pepper Seeds

  1. Julie Angelo says:

    Thank you!

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