drying chilli seeds

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dav105e

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drying chilli seeds
« on: September 08, 2010, 19:59 »
hi as this has been my first year of growing i have bought my seeds, now i have some chilli plants and been given some bhut jolokia chillis, i want to save the seeds, how do i do this, many thanks.

ps, i mean how to dry them
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Re: drying chilli seeds
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2010, 21:19 »
I just cut the stalk end off to expose the seed and dry the whole chilli in an open topped jar over a radiator or boiler as we do not have an airing cupboard.  Just shake the dried seeds`out  put them in a paper envelope then in a airtight box in the fridge if possible.

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Re: drying chilli seeds
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2010, 21:49 »
What a waste of a chilli!   :D :D

I just save the seeds from a chilli after I've cut it open.  lay the seeds on a piece of kitchen towel until they are really dry then store in a small paper bag.  Hopefully labeled with the correct variety written on it! lol  I have been known to forget which is in what bag!!!   :D

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Re: drying chilli seeds
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2010, 07:19 »
What a waste of a chilli!   :D :D

I just save the seeds from a chilli after I've cut it open.  lay the seeds on a piece of kitchen towel until they are really dry then store in a small paper bag.  Hopefully labeled with the correct variety written on it! lol  I have been known to forget which is in what bag!!!   :D

Only the end gets binned , the dried chilli goes in a jar in the spice rack whole, flaked or powdered. :)


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Re: drying chilli seeds
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2010, 07:57 »
bhut jolokia chilli's wow these are the hottest you can get.
you have my admiration just u-tube the chilli's and see the effects of eating them  :wacko:

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Re: drying chilli seeds
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2010, 08:38 »
Thought that there could be a problem of cross pollination and the seads not running true to variety?
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Re: drying chilli seeds
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2010, 13:01 »
Fred is right last year I grew saved seeds should have been Bangalore torpedo, ended up with yellow chillies with not heat I was gutted.
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Re: drying chilli seeds
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2010, 18:30 »
someboy tol me last week that chilli plants come back next year, is that true as I was going to dig mine up!

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Re: drying chilli seeds
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2010, 20:53 »
someboy tol me last week that chilli plants come back next year, is that true as I was going to dig mine up!

they'll never survive the first frost never mind a whole winter - but you can try and overwinter them indoors.  Then next year they will already have an established root system and flower much earlier and be more prolific and produce more fruits than in the first year  ;)
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Re: drying chilli seeds
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2010, 10:30 »
Apparently you can overwinter indoors.  It works better the second year of planting and you get better crops as previously stated but after the secong year the yield decreases.



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