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.

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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.

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