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#130614 Sep 17th, 2007 at 07:57 AM
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I got some black pearl peppers that are a nice deep red...and also two otheer types of ornamental peppers...anyone know of a way I can save the seeds without giving me a heck of a time with the capiscum oil? I am letting them dry out right now


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I'm intrigued. What kind of problems have you been having? I harvest bell pepper, paparika pepper, and now banana pepper seeds without any trouble that I know of. So I'm interested in hearing what kind of problem you are having.


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The only problem that I'm having is that I am extremely sensitive to the oil and even with gloves on...I get really painful hot itchon my fingers


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Kennyso, I collect ripe ornamental peppers for seed
without ever touching them, because I just can't stand wearing gloves. rolz

So - I roll down the edges of a small paper bag,
to keep the top open nice and wide,
then, with my trusty clippers in hand, I simply snip
the fully ripe peppers and let them fall directly into the bag.

**It's important to select peppers that are completely ripe,
and,
**be sure not to fill each bag more than a single layer deep,
or the peppers will get moldy before they can dry properly.

I label the bag, and set it aside in a dry location,
leaving the top open so that the peppers will desicate.

By planting time, they will be nicely dried out,
then I just sort of crumble them, right through the bag,
again without ever touching them.
I close the top of the bag, wrap it in a soft kitchen towel
and gently roll over the towel and all with a rolling pin.

I don't worry about separating the pepper skins from the
seeds, I just sprinkle from the bag directly into my planting trays.

:wink: Hope that helps.


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Thanks so much Zuzu!


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:wink: You're so welcome -
I hope it works well for you,
I'm not really allergic to the capzasin, but
just as sure as I touch a pepper, I will soon after touch
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So I just try not to touch them at all.


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I am saving some seeds right now .In the sun .
Am wondering if you can pick the seeds up with tweezers.......

Hot peppers bother my fingers and mouth , but only if I try to eat them.
Sorry Ken, we know your love of seeds.


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