Harvesting seeds

Asked September 29, 2014, 12:44 PM EDT

I would like to harvest tomato seeds from my heirlooms but I'm not sure how to do it. When I bought the seeds I was told this was possible; any advice?

Douglas County Oregon

1 Response

Just pick a few nice tomatoes with no disease or signs of mold. Remove the inside of the tomato and place it on a paper towel to adsorb the moisture. Gently smash the insides so they spread out on the towel. Remove the seed from the gelatinous material and let them dry on another paper towel. Let the seeds air dry for a week or so. When dry place the seed in a dry container and store them in a cool dry location with no temperature extremes and very little humidity. The seeds will be good for several years.