Yes, the pollen does stick to the cotton fibers on the
especially if you twirl it around on the stamen a bit. Hard to see
light colored pollen, but its there. I get a lot of pods with
method; more, I think, than using the tweezer method. Also helpful
you want to insure that there is no contamination from your
cross. Just use new q-tip each time you take different pollen.
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"Margie Valenzuela" <IrisLady@...>
heard of that method Laetitia, but have wondered if the pollen
to stick to the Q-tip swab. Does it?
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[iris-photos] Re: HYB-how do we apply pollen?
found this easy way to pollinate which works great. Especially
> clumsy or unsteady hands.
> I just take a q-tip (a fresh one of
course), swab the stamen (you
> to detach it) and then
take the q-tip to the desired pod parent
and swab the
> stigma. The
results are quite good.
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