How to Get Seeds from Grocery Store Fruits

Getting seeds from grocery store fruits can be an affordable way to have seeds for planting in your yard the following growing season. Fruits like apples, oranges, grapefruits, lemons, pears, peaches and plums can all have the seeds or pits removed from them, and saved for planting.

Removing the Seeds

Cut open the fruit lengthwise from top to bottom, and scoop out the seeds or pits. Lay the seeds and pits on paper towels. Lay only one variety of fruit seed on a square of paper towel, so they don't get mixed up. Remove any excess fruit that may be attached to the seeds. Allow the seeds to dry between 3 and 5 days. Turn over the seeds as they dry out. Once the seeds are dry, they can be packaged and labeled.

Packaging the Seeds

Use small yellow envelopes for this purpose. Write on the front of each envelope what fruit the seeds are. For fruit pits, a slightly larger envelope can be used. Store the dried seeds and pits in the envelopes and seal them. Keep the envelopes in a safe place until they're ready to be planted.