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Old October 12, 2018   #1
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Default Gluing Capsicum/Chilli Flowers - Rehashed.

I tried gluing flowers on Chilli/Capsicum blossoms a few years ago in a bid to obtain pure seed, rather than the fiddly bagging option. I almost instantly hit the wall with my gluing process, because the only PVA glue I could get was too toxic for the flowers and they dropped off before doing anything, the plant rejecting the flower, so to speak.


I read an old post of Karen O on the subject, but it seems it's not a practice anyone does, or at least posts about. Has anyone actually managed to get it to work, if so how did it work for you.


This season, I have two Sweet Capsicums and a Habanero all growing in close proximity and will try again, this time I'll be using a toxic free homemade version of the generic PVA glue.


My past effort.


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Why not use flour and water glue? It'll melt off in water, but by then your pepper should be growing?
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Children’s school glue is what was used successfully in the article I posted.
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Thanks Karen, I'll be giving this a go here this Summer, so hopefully I'll get the results I want this time.
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[QUOTE=mcsee;717000]Thanks Karen, I'll be giving this a go here this Summer, so hopefully I'll get the results I want this time.[/QUOTE
Hopefully will post photos to this thread when you do, it would be interesting to see you do it. Best wishes
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