Harvesting fruits and vegetables can be very rewarding, and so is the sowing of new
However, this is not true for other fruits and veggies. In this article, we will explain why and what you can do to ensure that your
Things you Need to know about
If you plan on harvesting your crop before it reaches maturity, the
This is especially important when planting seeds that require curing. It gives the
seedstime to develop within the vegetable or fruit fully and significantly increases the germination probability.
If you sow
The main reason for waiting to sow newly harvested
The sealing effect prolongs the seed’s longevity as it can now be stored for longer periods before it is planted.
Can you Plant Green
A seed that is green in color doesn’t necessarily mean that it is unmatured. It’s just based on genetics that the seed has a green color when fully matured.
Often times the term green is used to describe an unmatured fruit, but this is not true for the
Seeds Can you Plant Fresh or without drying?
The only seed we have found that can be planted freshly into the soil from the fruit is tomatoes and squash or pumpkin.
In a germinating seed, the embryo (the baby plant) is hugged by the cotyledon until its ready to germinate and grow outwards.
When the temperature reaches the right level and enough water molecules to cause the
When sowing these
Seeds Work Well When Dried?
Some fruits need to be dried and then re-wetted to be planted efficiently.
- Lemon fruit
How to Prepare Fresh
In larger fruits like pumpkins, the
|Seed extraction is recommended because the larger vegetables and fruits will contain excess moisture that can ruin the drying process of the |
|After removal, wash the |
|After that, place the |
|You should turn them over to ensure every part of the seed is well-dried completely.|
|Leave them to be sundried for at least two weeks, then take them and get them ready for planting.|
|Make sure you never leave the |
|The morning dew will wet the |
|It is recommended that you will need to dry seeds roughly for at least 2 – 3 weeks to ensure complete drying.|
When to Extract
Seeds from the Fruit?
The best time to extract the
If you extract the
With a fully developed fruit or vegetable, seed extraction should be easy because the fruit or vegetable will be soft, and the
How Long Can you Store Dried
Seeds can be viable for hundreds and even thousands of years. The oldest carbon-14-dated seed grown into a viable plant was a Judean date palm seed about 2,000 years old, recovered from excavations at the palace of Herod the Great in Israel.
The water content and temperature have a direct effect on seed longevity.
The sum of relative humidity and temperature should be less than 100F for the sample to survive 5 years.
Another rule is that reduction of water content by 1% or temperature by 10°F (5.6°C) will double the seed life span.
But there is a limit to how far you can dry
How to extract fresh
Seeds should be extracted when the fruit is already ripe and mature.
Pollinated fruits and the ones which are well taken care of are the ones that grow into edible and fresh fruits.
They enable the person harvesting the fruit to have an easy time and obtain good quality
Proper storage also can enhance fruit quality.
Proper handling in case of transportation from the farm to the household can also help produce good
Some things are essential when extracting the
Ensure you handle the fruit properly; do not overpress, which may cause damage.
Cut the fruit in half to avoid cutting in through the
Use a clean spoon, and scoop out the
Leave them for another additional two weeks for them to dry thoroughly.
Ensure the seed is well taken off and stored in cool, dry places.
Avoid humid areas as it can make the drying process have no benefit.