Step 1: Select the Ideal Tomato

The best seeds will come from the greatest fruit. Choose tomatoes that are huge, spotless, and have an appealing form and color. Let tomatoes fully ripen on the vine.

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Wash and cut in Step 2

Good hygiene practices will help you get the best tomato seeds. Allow the tomato to air dry after thoroughly washing it. Cut the fruit in half down the middle.

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Step 3: Take Out the Seeds

Gently scoop the seeds from the tomato cavities into a small jar with a small spoon or your fingers. The seeds will be coated in a jelly-like substance.

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Step 4: Ferment by covering the Jar.

With a paper towel or coffee filter fastened with a rubber band, cover the jar containing the seed-pulp combination. Label the container if you plan to save tomato seeds from multiple varieties.

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Step 5: Combine mixture once daily.

Once every day, gently stir the mixture to start removing the jelly-like substance from the tomato seeds.

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Step 6: Separate the Pulp from the Seeds

Fill the jar with warm water after three days and allow the seeds to settle to the bottom. Pour out the water, along with the tomato pulp and any floating seeds.

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Step 7: Dry Seeds

Pour the seeds into a strainer and allow the excess water to drain. The seeds should then be spread out on a paper plate or newspaper. Allow seeds to dry for several days at room temperature in a well-ventilated area.

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Step 8: Keep it cool and dry.

Fill a labeled container or bag with dry seeds. The best storage location is somewhere cool, dry, and dark. A cabinet would be ideal. Seeds do not require refrigeration.

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