Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Organic Fruit Seed Saving and Growing Part 2

This is the next part in our experiment with saving seeds from grocery store organic fruit. Here is the first part if you missed it: http://rjwolfe3.blogspot.com/2012/11/organic-fruit-seed-saving-and-growing.html

We are a little disappointed in the quality of the fruit that we bought. One of the apples, the lime, and the pear were all too immature to have much in the way of seed. The pomegranate was molded on the inside. This may be because of the time of year or because they are organic fruit. But this is an experiment and unexpected results may happen so not too worried about it.

This is what the pomegranate looked like when we cut it up. We are pretty sure it is not supposed to look like this but this is our first one we have ever bought. We did save the seeds that looked the best, the ones that are bright red.

We didn't save a lot of the pomegranate seeds but only because we are limited on growing space. We did find out, while researching on how to save these seeds, that doing it underwater is a big help in avoiding the staining of your hands and other stuff. Also we made sure all of the pulp is washed off of the seeds. These will dry for a few days before we plant them.

These are the seeds from the pear. We think the fruit was immature hence only one or two good seeds. But we are going to dry these and plant them all and see what happens.

These are the seeds from the lime. There aren't any, to be honest. We looked and looked in the lime pulp and could not find a single seed. We think it was picked too early and had not developed seeds yet.

These are the lemon seeds. There were four but we accidently cut two of them while dividing up the lemon. We are going to let these seeds dry for a few days and then plant them.

This has been an interesting experiment so far but the fun stuff is coming up. We are looking forward to planting these seeds and can't wait to see what will come up. Look for an update in a few days when we plant these seeds and then in few more weeks when the apple seeds are ready.

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