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Re: Re: Re: HYB: TB: Black seeding

  • Subject: Re: Re: Re: HYB: TB: Black seeding
  • From: John I Jones <jijones@usjoneses.com>
  • Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2008 21:01:09 -0700

Another trick is to use a tooth pick that you dampen in your mouth. The moisture isn't that much and it doesn't instantly kill the pollen but it can hold the pollen in place til you placce it on the flower.


On Apr 1, 2008, at 3:48 PM, J. Griffin Crump wrote:

Donald Eaves writes:
If it stays this warm and windy, daubing is going to 
be a useless undertaking.
Donald  --  Your comment reminds me of something that I haven't thought of for a long time.  Earl Roberts, who introduced me to hybridizing, always mouth-breathed heavily on pollen before applying it, saying the moisture would help it adhere.   I got away from doing that somewhere along the line, but it might be worth trying.  --  Griff

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