Anyway to hybridize strawberry without self-pollinate.

louis_cApril 20, 2008

The flowers of strawberry are very tiny. Dose anyone know what method professional breeder use to cross-pollinate without any chance of self-pollination.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
fruitgirl

Before the flowers open (when you can see the petals, but it's all still closed up), you need to rip off the petals and all of the stamens on the plant you wish to be the mother. After you dab the pollen of your choice on, I higly recommend covering the "flower" with a bit of cheesecloth (twist ties work well to secure it) for 24 hours.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2008 at 11:26AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Mandevilla varieties x M. laxa for improved cold tolerance?
Hi, I really love the beautiful flowers of all types...
greenfrog
tumble weed crossbreeds?
Has anyone crossed the tumble weed with anything ?...
farmfreedom
Please explain about F1 hybrids
Can someone please explain, in plain, simple, elementary...
tete_a_tete
Pink Turk's Cap 'Pam Puryear'
Thanks in advance for any helpful answers to my question....
GAV65
Daffodils from seed
Hi everybody! It's time to start thinking about pollinating...
daffodilhunter
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™