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Can You Germinate Seeds from a Frozen Pepper?

If you have frozen peppers, can you cut out the seeds and get them to germinate? Can you grow a full pepper plant from a once frozen seed?

Every summer I have more produce, particularly hot peppers than I can immediately use. Last year, I threw some of these peppers straight into the freezer. Now I have loads of frozen peppers, and I wanted to know are the seeds in a frozen pepper still viable? Will the frozen pepper seeds actually germinate?

I set up an experiments to determine whether frozen pepper seeds would germinate, you can watch the whole thing here:

Spoiler alert: Yes, you can still germinate seeds cut straight out of a frozen pepper.

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Thanks very much!! Our peppers were so good. I have lots in freezer!

Can You Germinate Seeds from a Frozen Pepper? If you have frozen peppers, can you cut out the seeds and get them to germinate? Can you grow a full pepper plant from a once frozen seed? Every

Will frozen Lychee seeds sprout?

Hey everyone, I have some frozen Lychee fruit and was wondering if they will sprout? Will the freezing process kill the seed or is is harmless? I would hate to wait till next year to start seeds for my inarching experiments!

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hmhausman

Freezing equals seeds that will not germinate. sorry to say.

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simon_grow

Thanks for the information Harry, I didn’t think they would grow but wanted to make sure. Some seeds actually sprout better after weathering or with cold.
Simon

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Hey everyone, I have some frozen Lychee fruit and was wondering if they will sprout? Will the freezing process kill the seed or is is harmless? I would hate to wait till next year to start seeds for my inarching experiments! Simon