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    Default Obtaining Purer Seed from Chillies

    I'm a stickler for trying to get pure seed for both my Tomatoes and Chillies, so this season I'm trying a different technique to try and get purer seed on some of my Chilli varieties, without the need to bag the blossoms.
    There is a process where if a chilli flower is dipped in a PVA glue, it effectively stops the pollination from an outside source, which in theory will give purer seed when the fruit matures for seed saving. As the emerging fruit expands as it grows, it bursts the glued flower petals and continues to grows as normal.

    Here are a couple of photos I took today while gluing a few Rocoto Jaune flowers.
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    Hi Mcsee

    Your photos weren't loading right - so we had to delete them.

    Could you repost them please.

    And - what a great tip - many thanks


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    Ingenious! That'll help with the chilli seed saving circle! Save me from building seme net curtain frames, thanks for posting.

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    Interesting! Thanks for posting.
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    I have to admit, this idea is fabulous and rather quick to do. Anyone who has ever fitted blossom bags on Chillies/Peppers knows how fragile the flower stems can be, with the glue all that risk is avoided altogether.

    Here's a flower with the dry glue showing.
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    I know this thread isnt for asking questions, but how else can we find out?
    did you make the glue yourself, if so, how?
    and if you bought it what was it called?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davyburns View Post
    I know this thread isnt for asking questions, but how else can we find out?
    did you make the glue yourself, if so, how?
    and if you bought it what was it called?
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    Davyburns its just PVA glue the white glue you may have used in art class at school you get at in all good DIY shops and some bad ones too!!! Or you could try at a art and craft shop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davyburns View Post
    I know this thread isnt for asking questions, but how else can we find out?
    did you make the glue yourself, if so, how?
    and if you bought it what was it called?
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    Here ya go:

    Let me google that for you

    Although, some others appear to use Copydex:

    Naga Jolokia Chillies - Allotment and Vegetable Gardening

    More thoughts on seed saving:

    Saving Pepper Seeds and reducing cross pollination - Hot Pepper Forum - GardenWeb

    Cross pollination, how prevelant is it? - Hot Pepper Forum - GardenWeb
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