Why is it impossible to grow seeds from tomatoes and peppers purchased from the

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  1. alexadry profile image93
    alexadryposted 6 years ago

    Why is it impossible to grow seeds from tomatoes and peppers purchased from the supermarket?

    I have been planting them and nothing comes up, whereas, I was always able to grow the seeds obtained from veggies and fruits purchased from supermarkets in Italy.

  2. peeples profile image93
    peeplesposted 6 years ago

    We do this every year. The big keys are drying them out really well and buying from somewhere that NEVER puts them in a fridge. We have much better luck with the ones we get from the farmers market. This year my supermarket seeds only had about a 30% germination success. My farmers market produce seeds have a 80% success rate. We have more plants this year than we can plant!

  3. chefsref profile image79
    chefsrefposted 6 years ago

    It may be pointless to begin with. Most supermarket produce is from hybrid plants and the plant you grow from those seeds will give the same tomatoes, the plant will revert to some earlier form. I've had tomatoes fro the supermarket grow in my compost, they made strong plants but with a few tiny tomatoes that were worthless. Tomatoes labeled as heritage or organic or from a Farmer's market may give better results.

    Raising peppers from supermarket peppers may give you a decent pepper, there has been less hybridization done to peppers BUT
    Green bell peppers are not ripe, so those seeds may not grow at all. All green peppers turn to another color when they ripen so you might have some luck with seeds from red bell peppers (or yellow etc)

  4. lobobrandon profile image89
    lobobrandonposted 6 years ago

    Hmm, interesting question. I always grow them from the fruit itself and I never even have to dry them before planting. I'm not sure about peppers; I'm talking about tomatoes here.

    I just cut a tomato and scoop out some seeds and spread them and put them in a container so that they get root and grow until they're ready to be transplanted into the garden.

    I suggest you don't buy ones that have been refrigerated at any stage as the chances of them growing are lower but not nil. I remember growing tomatoes form the fruit that was kept in the fridge as well.

    Check out my hub on Growing tomatoes it may help you once you finally manage to get seedlings: http://lobobrandon.hubpages.com/hub/How … -container


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