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windy
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 8:04 pm    Post subject: Sweet Peppers Reply with quote

Hi all,does anyone please know if its possible to save the seed from shop bought sweet peppers and use them to raise plants for next year.Not being one
who likes throwing useful things away its something that's often crossed my mind so any views would be great.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could do that but it's going to be an experiment and a half. You won't know what you will end up with if anything.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Windy, I saved seeds from chilli plants just as an experiment as I'd already bought some plants from garden center, being a novice I didn't even dry them!! lol, just stuck 2 in each little pot and covered with clingfilm until seedlings appeared. I now have 2 thriving plants , know it's way too late for them to fruit this year as they are only half the size of others but have read on chilli site that u can over winter and should produce next year all going well. I'd imagine this would apply to peppers also (not sure tho), hope it helps.
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windy
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Liparis wrote:
You could do that but it's going to be an experiment and a half. You won't know what you will end up with if anything.
Bill.

why is that bill,will they not reproduce true to type or is it just a hit and miss thing with them
thanks anyway for your reply and thanks to f&vlady as well for her reply
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saving seed from peppers bought in a supermarket is not wise. in all probability the peppers were produced on F1 plants and the seed of these do not come true to type. You could be wasting a lot of time and seed compost for nothing. You will certainly get plants but they may not be productive. The peppers are not meant to overwinter in our climate and have a minimum temperature as well as a minimum sunlight requirement
michael brenock horticultural advisor (retired)
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

michael brenock wrote:
Saving seed from peppers bought in a supermarket is not wise. in all probability the peppers were produced on F1 plants and the seed of these do not come true to type. You could be wasting a lot of time and seed compost for nothing. You will certainly get plants but they may not be productive. The peppers are not meant to overwinter in our climate and have a minimum temperature as well as a minimum sunlight requirement
michael brenock horticultural advisor (retired)


thanks michael suppose i better shell out for some next spring
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