How to Save Radish (Raphanus sativus) Seeds
Seed Saving Guide #2729
Binomial name: Raphanus sativus
|Flower Type||Perfect, self-incompatible|
|Population Required for Viable Seeds||5|
|Population Required to Maintain Variety||20-50|
|When to Harvest||In the second season when seed pods (siliques) become brittle and change colour from green to tan.|
|How to Harvest||
Cut branches and spread out to dry in a sheltered position.Thresh by placing siliques in a tarp and treading on them to release the seeds.
|How to Clean||
Screen and winnow to remove chaff.
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What is Seed Saving?
Seed saving is the practice of collecting and storing mature seeds from open-pollinated plants. By allowing plants to reach full maturity and harvesting the seeds, they can be cleaned, dried, and stored for future use.