Grow Your Own Magazine

Navbar button Logo
Forum Navigation

Closed Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 9 to 12 of 12
Like Tree1Likes

Thread: Obtaining Purer Seed from Chillies

  1. #9
    doccat5 is offline Germinator
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Virginia, Zone 7


    I'm a new member and WOW, this is really interesting! Are you concerned about cross pollination with other types of chilies? I'm not very knowledgeable about growing chilies. I have been trying some of the milder types with fairly good success. Hadn't really thought about cross pollination issues until I spotted this forum. You've given me something to consider, since my DH would like to try a couple of the "hotter" varieties this year. Thanks

  2. #10
    zazen999 is offline Funky Cold Ribena
    Join Date
    Jun 2007



    Welcome to the Vine

    Chillis cross pollinate so if we are saving seed, we have to isolate each flower to stop the insects moving pollen around - if it's just for eating then there's no need to do this.

  3. #11
    Caro's Avatar
    Caro is offline Tuber
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Paisley, Scotland


    Here's a dumb question or two...

    The sealed flower will self-polinate? Does it need tapping, or anything? I think I gently tapped my stems last year to encourage pollination, was this unnecessary?

    Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day

  4. #12
    MutantCabbager is offline Germinator
    Join Date
    Apr 2011


    Excellent tip! Thanks for sharing.

Similar Threads

  1. obtaining eggs for a broody?
    By janeyo in forum Rule the Roost
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 02-02-2011, 07:05 PM
  2. Offered: chillies for .... different chillies!
    By Caro in forum The Seed Swap
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 26-01-2010, 10:46 AM
  3. Obtaining bark / wood chip
    By Alison in forum Allotment Advice
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 11-05-2009, 08:42 PM
  4. chillies not hot
    By nikkijy in forum Vegging Out
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 18-07-2008, 07:41 PM
  5. Growing Chillies from seed
    By WiZeR in forum Vegging Out
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-11-2005, 10:07 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts