Post by madhattercrossbreeds on Jan 16, 2023 9:33:07 GMT -5
Hi all I'm new and wanted to share a project I'm working on. I am this coming spring am going to be growing rosella and honeyberry in extreme close proximity of one another. I am going to store some pollen from both. I will then I will be using a makeup brush (new) to apply the pollen very carefully. Does anyone have any techniques they found best for hand pollination? I also will be posting notes and photos.
When I pollinate, I have never used a brush. I use tweezers to hold a stamen and brush the anther against the pistil.
It is highly unlikely that rosella and honeyberry will cross with each other. They are not just different genera, but also different families. Rosella is Hibiscus sabdariffa, a member of the Malvaceae family. Honeyberry is Lonicera caerulea, a member of the Caprifoliaceae.
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada a cool mediterranean climate - rainy winter, dry summer