The Q&A Archives: Harvesting Broccoli Seeds

Question: My broccoli has begun to bolt, and I'd like to harvest some seeds to grow broccoli sprouts. How do I collect the seeds?

Answer: First make sure that your broccoli is not a hybrid. Hybrid<br>seed do not produce a plant exactly like the mother plant.<br>It might be ineresting, however to save some seed and see exactly what you do get.<br><br>After the flowers have died and the seeds are near maturity(truning black), I cut the plant off and place the entire plant in a grocery bag with stalk at top of bag to catch any seed. I hang the bag in the garage until the seed are dry. When I am sure the seeds are dry, I take the bag down and hit it against the floor a time or two to dislodge the seed.<br><br>After collecting seed, put them into an air tight container. They keep well in the refrigerator or in a cool place.

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