Squash Your Pollination Issues



To maintain isolation and control over the purity of a particular variety, it may become necessary to cage a plant and pollinate it by hand, to avoid cross-pollination from neighbors, farm crops or volunteer plants in the area. Many times, especially with very popular plants like peppers and melons, hand pollination is the only way to eliminate unwanted hybridization. What are some of your tricks when it comes to isolating special breeds or hand pollinating?

Here are a few tips when it comes to isolating and pollinating squash blossoms, courtesy of Native Seed/Search, a regional seed bank in Tucson, Arizona.

https://www.nativeseeds.org/learn/nss-blog/287-squashpollination

Squash Blossom

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Squash Your Pollination Issues
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It may become necessary to cage a plant and pollinate it by hand, to avoid cross-pollination
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Painted Desert Seed Co

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