Its so surprising how a capsicum/bell pepper plant with many peppers hanging on them, makes people go crazy . Anyone who came home when I have mature peppers in the plant, goes back with some seeds of the same.

Tell me, who doesn’t love to have a plant like this.. This capsicum variety is called “Banana Early Sweet”. It tastes sweet. Don’t confuse this to the variety that is used for Bajji ( That is little hot).

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This post is about how to save the seeds from this pepper .

Things you need:

  • Ripe pepper ( ripened while in the plant).
  • A knife
  • A plate
  • Bright well ventilated location.

First let the pepper ripe well in the plant. It should look like this

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Pluck the peppers.

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Cut them open and carefully scoop out the seeds. The seeds are in the central stalk. Use the flesh for your cooking ;).

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The seeds will be wet and they need little bit of drying. Spread them in a plate and keep them in a ventilated location that is bright as well. Don’t dry them in direct sunlight.

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Once dried, the seeds will start looking like this.

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Put them in a packet, Label them and store them in a cool dry place. If you have plenty you can also think of sharing it with a gardening buddy of yours.


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