Fresh Tomato Seeds - Knowledgebase Question

Pawcatuck, CT
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Question by apurso
March 21, 2001
I want to sow seeds of a fresh grape tomato, i removed the pulp and the seeds are drying in a paper towel. how
long do i have to wait for them to dry in order to sow them indoors or can they be started after a day or so of drying. it's almost seed starting time in my area and i want to start them with my other packaged seeds?

Answer from NGA
March 21, 2001
You should be able to plant them now. However, the tomato you took the seeds from is most likely a hybrid which means that the resulting plants may or may not resemble the parent and the tomatoes may or may not be similar. In addition, there is also a chance that the seed will not be viable, either due to it being a sterile hybrid or due to immaturity at the time the tomato was picked.

Although it is always fun to experiment, if you really want grape tomatoes this summer I would suggest you also try some of the retail seed. Burpee offers Christmas Grapes and the slightly larger but oblong shaped Juliet.

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