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saving tomato seeds

i have a very tasty cherry/grape tomato plant that was given to me. i don't know the variety name. i want to save some seeds and try to grow it next year. i've never done this. anyone know how?

asked by mcd2 almost 6 years ago
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added almost 6 years ago

About.com has a step by step article on fermenting and saving tomato seeds (with pics!)

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added almost 6 years ago

I recently posted a blog about this: http://www.thejoykitchen...

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added almost 6 years ago

Many cherry tomatoes are hybrids, like Sungold and Sweet 100. This means that the children might not resemble the parent. If your tomato is a hybrid, you'll need to buy the seed to reproduce what you've got.

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added almost 6 years ago

thanks everyone. i thought of the hybrid issue, but since i don't know anything about the history of this plant, i figured, "why not try?" it's a red one, so not sungold and i like it better than sungold. personal taste preferance. don't know sweet 100. this one is elongated like a grape tomato.

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added almost 6 years ago

I agree with mainecook61. If you take into consideration the time to prep the seeds and start and pamper the seedlings indoors next spring, only to get disappointing results, you are better off buying a grape tomato seedling again next year. A lot of the grape tomatoes are hybrids.

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