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Old May 8, 2012   #16
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I threw some yellowish eggplants on the ground ( at least, I guess I did) last fall, and now I have a bunch of volunteers.
I'm beginning to think that eggplants are just about one of the easiest crops for me to grow in AZ. That and okra.
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Old July 3, 2015   #17
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Originally Posted by nctomatoman View Post
I let them get good and yellow, fill a bowl with water, cut the fruit in half, submerge the fruit and work my fingers around the seed lines. The flesh and bad seeds seem to float to the surface - those that sink are put through a sieve, they are dried on plates....I think it depends upon the ripeness of the fruit, but I've approached 100% this way up to 3 years after saving.
I just saved my ping tung seeds with this method, thanks for sharing! It works like a charm.
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Old September 16, 2015   #18
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I had three Ping Tung Long that were my first attempts at saving eggplant seeds. I put one through my Cuisinart mini blender, and I was not able to pick very many seeds out of the mess. It looks like I chopped a lot of them into pieces.

Of the two I had left, I put one in the fridge and the other on a windowsill. The one in the fridge eventually went black with mold, so I threw it out. But the windowsill eggplant dried out without going bad. I haven't tried to cut it up yet, but it looks like it will last until spring. I can dig the seeds out then...or at least that is my plan.
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