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Vegetable Crops.

Harvesting Seed Extraction and Storage of Cucurbits

 

Harvesting Seed Extraction and Storage of Cucurbits

Cucumber: Fully mature fruit with ripe rind colour are harvested. Mature seeds easily separate from the interior. For seed extraction by hand the fruits are cut in half length wise and the seeds are scrapped into a container where the seeds and juice mixture are allowed to ferment for a day in water. Seeds are washed in water and dried under sun. Drying is continued unit seed moisture reaches to about 10%

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