The Q&A Archives: Cantaloupe

Question: Thank you for the tip. We don't have enough bees to polinate. Can I brush each male flower with pollen from the female flowers to produce more cantalopes?

Answer: Yes, you can. Just take a male flower from the vine and brush the insides of the male to the insides of the open female flowers and you should be able to transfer pollen. Male flowers have a straight stems; female flowers have a slight swelling just behind the petals. Or, you can use a soft paintbrush to visit the male and the female flowers to transfer pollen. Hope you have a great harvest.

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