Easiest Way to Save Tomato Seeds

Saving seeds from tomatoes is easy and straight forward. Tomatoes are self pollinating, however they can cross pollinate with other varieties. To save seeds true to the variety, cover the tomato flowers with a mesh and hand pollinate the tomatoes by tapping on the flowers. There are two ways to save tomato seeds. 1. Let the tomatoes dry out on the plant and then extract the dried seeds from the tomatoes. 2. Harvest a ripe tomato and cut it open.

Extract the seeds along with tomato juice and gel. Transfer the seeds to a strainer and wash the tomato juice and gel out of the seed until the seeds are clean. Dump the seeds on a paper towel and let the seeds dry of a week. After drying, the seeds are ready for long term storage.