Pollination techniques

Michael Mace michaelcmace@gmail.com
Wed, 17 May 2017 08:52:39 PDT
William wrote:

>>The trifid (3 prong)?tip of the pistil can be pollenated very carefully
with 3 different pollens by using a sharp wooden toothpick that has no paint
or oil or finish on it. Powdery pollen will stick lightly on the wood and
transfer easily to the receptive?pistil. The tubes that form to carry the
pollen cells to the ovary remain separate if not damaged or contaminated
with multiple pollens

Thanks very much! You just answered a question that I've been wondering
about for a long time. I sometimes want to try a couple of crosses but have
only a single flower available. This will help.

Mike
San Jose, CA

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