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Help with drying my pumpkin seeds

Posted by ghoghunter Zone6b SE PA (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 31, 11 at 13:47

I just got done carving a big Jack O'Lantern pumpkin and I have all the seeds mixed with the goup on a cookie sheet. What is the best way to dry them so they can be used to grow pumpkins next summer? They are outside on the enclosed porch right now.
Thanks Joann


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RE: Help with drying my pumpkin seeds

  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Mon, Oct 31, 11 at 15:24

Wash off any pulp if you didn't, pat or rub them dry after washing (I lay them on a dish towel and blot with a another or paper towel), spread them out where they can air dry at room temp for about 7 - 10 days...they should be good to package then.


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RE: Help with drying my pumpkin seeds

My experience has been more than seven days, closer to a month would be better. Pumpkin seeds are broad and thick with a leathery shell, it can take weeks on end until the seeds are sufficiently dry for storing. When you do store them, put them in paper packets and add a silica pack. As trading season is a long way off, you can give them sufficient time to dry without worry.

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RE: Help with drying my pumpkin seeds

Thanki you both! I have washed and separated them from the orange pulp and they are drying on a paper towel lined cookie sheet! I will make sure they dry a long time before I package them! Wow There are a LOT of seeds too!
Joann


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RE: Help with drying my pumpkin seeds

  • Posted by bakemom z6 Central Ohio (My Page) on
    Mon, Oct 31, 11 at 20:58

...uhhhh I always eat mine.


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Yeah, they are really yummy seasoned with a little of the goop, some salt and toasted in the oven.


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