How to Harvest & Save Wet Seeds

October 27, 2018

There are two main types of seeds: wet and dry. Wet seeds are produced from fleshy fruits such as tomatoes, eggplant, and squash. They typically remain inside a large amount of flesh and are not visible unless you break open the fruit.

Once tomatoes are large enough to develop mature seed, you can separate them from the fruit flesh.
PC: Leslie F. Halleck

When harvesting wet seed, rinse thoroughly to separate the seeds from the fleshy part of the fruit. After the seeds are completely clean, spread them out on a dry surface for several days before storing.

Gardening Under Lights Book

Back to top

Tips in your inbox


Sign up for the E-Newsletter for my latest green industry news updates for pros + plant and gardening hobbyists.