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Old August 23, 2017   #6
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Originally Posted by Brent M View Post
Sorry, just joining in. Why not emasculate 1 flower, use toothbrush to vibrate pollen from another flower onto dark lens, then back to the emasculated to rub the pollen on the stigma? Has worked very well for me every time.

Well when vibrating works, it can work really well, but when I started doing crosses, I had the problem that the variety I wanted as pollen donor often wouldn't give any pollen (multiple flowers). I don't know whether it was time of year, weather, or what. So I've gone another way and am generally happy with it.

My method:
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