Hybridizing Geraniums - Knowledgebase Question

Flagtown, NJ
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Question by Flowers39
September 30, 2000
I've Been trying to cross my zonal geraniums without success. How I pollinate the flowers to produce seed.

Answer from NGA
September 30, 2000
It is possible that you are using F1 or tetraploid plants which would produce limited amounts of seed and possibly little or no viable seed at that. You may need to try different, diploid varieties in order to produce viable seeds. You might also find the following article very interesting:


Best of luck with your breeding program!

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