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CocoaNut Mar 16, 2011 09:53 AM

I guess I had beginners luck last year. I saved some seed from a store bought bell pepper, planted them and had a plant (actually two) that produced more bell peppers than I could use or give away. Problem is, I don't remember how long I had them before planting as it was done without any thought.

A few months ago, I saved some from a fresh pepper and they dried to a tiny, flat seed..... but they won't germinate; I've tried twice. Last week, I bought another pepper and am wondering how long to let them set/dry before planting. Though small, as pepper seed are, they're still fairly plump.

Ideas?

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  1. sunshine842 Mar 16, 2011 12:14 PM

    it all depends on what kind of cultivar it came from -- in hybrids, the seed might only be true to one parent...and some hybrids end up being sterile!

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