Use harvested seeds for growing next year?

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  1. Tom

    Tom New Member

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    Hi all, I'm just wondering if it's safe to use some of the many seeds for harvested pods for growing next season? I grew Aji Limon, Joe's Long, Ring of Fire and Pasilla Bajio from seeds I got here: https://www.southdevonchillifarm.co.uk/online-shop/chilli-seeds/aji-limon-chilli-seeds/

    They seem like a pretty reputable source, and list hybrids (like Apache) as "F1", so am I being naive to expect identical plants next season if I use seeds I got off the plants I grew this season?

    Thanks!
     
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    Nathan Administrator

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    There is nothing wrong in using seeds you've taken from your own pods, but if they have cross pollinated, you may get some interesting crosses.

    I always isolate pods if I want to grow them the following year.
     
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    Tom New Member

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    OK good advice, thanks.
     
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    Hya Tom, i aiming to do the same this year with my Scotch Bonnets from last year.
    I also took cuttings from the plant and will see how that transpires.
    I also want to have a go at cross pollination this year, and have Komodo Dragon and Thai Birdseye i would like to start with.
     
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    Well, i now have Komodo Dragon and Thai Birdseye in two separate clear plastic containers, sitting on damp kitchen towel.
    Both containers are atop a radiator, which is on for an hour, twice a day.
    I dampen them every two days, so we'll see how they get on:)
     
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    Hi. Any advice on growing superhots in sunny northern england? I've overwintered a reaper and a couple of devils tongue. Done really well with Thai hots and a couple of ornamental varieties last year, but seem to struggle with the hotter types, so any help on looking after the overwintered plants?
     
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