Steps in Crossbreeding Flowers

The main objective of an 網上花店 who breeds flowers is to create new flowers that wouldn’t be usually found in nature. By choosing flowers of similar species but with different characteristics like height, color or bloom type, the seeds are then combined to reproduce a different breed. On the other hand, it is important to point out that not all seeds are a candidate for cross-breeding.

Flower Breeding

If you are planning to breed flowers of your own like a pro, then make it a point that you have checked out the following.

Step #1. Flower Variations

Neither parent can be hybrid. Otherwise, it is going to generate unpredictable outcomes. The parent flowers must always remain the same by using similar variety in supplying the ovules as well as other varieties to be able to supply pollens.

Step #2. Snip Filaments and Anthers off of the Flower

This step is important for the snipped parts will be used in supplying the female parts. Once done, hold filaments using tweezers and cut the filament below tweezers.

Never let the anther touch the center part of the flower. The removal part of anthers will ensure that the flower isn’t going to self-pollinate which ultimately ruins the cross.

Step #3. Get Pollen from Flowers that Supply Male Parts

In order to store pollen, gather it from anthers using a small camel hairbrush and brush it in a vial. Put a label on the vial with flower species as well as its type. Clean the brush using alcohol before you use it to obtain a different kind of pollen. You may also collect pollen for immediate use by way of removing anthers and filaments from the male flower as what is done with the female flower.

Step #4. Fertilize Female Flower with Pollen

Dab the brush in pollen grains in a vial and brush the pollen gently onto emasculated female flower’s stigma. If you are planning to use the pollen immediately, just collect anthers from male plant and use anthers to brush pollen onto the female plant’s stigma.

Cover the female flower immediately with a cellophane bag and tie it closed with string to avoid contamination on other pollens. Make sure to label and tag your female flower as cross with male by simply listing variety of female and male.