Would I Have Enough Time To Cross Pollinate?

QuisqueyaBeansJuly 23, 2013

ⶠI recently planted a Pinto Bean & I have a 1 month old Navy bean .
I heard it will take a while for beans to mature so do you think I would have time to cross pollinate?

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galina

These beans do not need to be cross pollinated, they are both of the type phaseolus vulgaris. They pollinate themselves, even before the blossoms open. You get beans from both varieties without any bees or other insects pollinating and you don't need two varieties for pollination.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2013 at 4:04AM
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galina

I get where you are going with this question:

If you want to try a deliberate cross, all you need are two flowers at the same time. Beans do not flower all at once but over time, so there could well be enough overlap. Easier if you had more than one plant each of course.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2013 at 4:23AM
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QuisqueyaBeans

Thank you Galina.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2013 at 6:18AM
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