How to Save Tomatillo (Physalis philadelphica) Seeds
Seed Saving Guide #2737
Binomial name: Physalis philadelphica
|Flower Type||Perfect, self-incompatible|
|Other Isolation Methods||Cover flowers with paper bags and hand pollinate.|
|Population Required for Viable Seeds||5|
|Population Required to Maintain Variety||20-50|
|When to Harvest||When husks are dry and papery and split open exposing the fruit inside.|
|How to Harvest||Cut individual fruit from the bush. Remove the husks, blend the fruit with water and decant the pulpy water, leaving the seeds which have settled to the bottom.|
|How to Clean||Rinse seeds several times to remove all pulp. Spread seeds on a plate to dry.|
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Isolation may not be necessary if generic seeds (rather than a specific variety) are desired.
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.