- Breeding plants to create new varieties and improve upon old ones is a hobby. In cross -pollination the pollen is transferred from the anther of a flower of one.
- This forum is for the discussion of the hybridizing, or cross - breeding, of plants. If you want to post an image, make sure you read the instructions on uploading as.
- LMAO This in no way constitutes cross breeding. Most likely it will kill your plants, and even if by some miracle they manage to survive they would not meld into a.
And try to isolate it from other similar plants so that no cross -pollination occurs ( see step 2). For instructions on pollinating, see the “how to pollinate” section. Breeding New Plants and Flowers brings the skills of hybridizing a unique plant in crossbreeding such edibles as potatoes, tomatoes, strawberries, and apples, and from tomatoes to strawberries; instruction on pollination, growing seeds.
Breed your Own Vegetables. Have you ever wondered where all these great varieties of veg come from.
A highly-trained scientist in a lab somewhere perhaps. Historically, almost all our great vegetable varieties are the result of work of ordinary people. saving the seed from their best plants. 20miel. jpg" /%Ordinary people who were good at gardening perhaps, and who really cared about their veg.
but with no particularly special training. People just like your grandfather and grandmother, the last generation that routinely kept their own seed. If you think about it, someone has to breed tomorrows heirlooms now. But how do you start out a new variety. To get a new variety of vegetable, you need some variation - something different to choose from. Usually this comes by crossing two different varieties that you like - either on purpose, or by accident. For example, you might have a small yellow tomato that was great, but a bit sour.
So you could cross it with a bigger red one that was really sweet. The offspring - as with animals - will come out all different -. they'll show all the characteristics of the parents all mixed up. And you can select the combinations that you want - in this case small yellow sweet ones. If you then breed from these, you'll eventually end up with a stable variety of your own. You'll need to give it a name, and pass it on to your friends.
If its great, perhaps your great-grandchildren will still be growing it. And you can of course eat the less-good ones, so there's no great loss from the garden. Our Gardeners Vegetable Breeding Project.
What we have done is make the intial crosses for you, from parents that we know will go well together. So we know the offspring will - although varying - will all be interesting and good. Each seed in the packet is slightly different - and each person will end up breeding a different variety. that suits their soil and personal tastes.
OK - let's start. You don't need to know a great deal, but if you'd like to understand it further there's a book that is good. But you can just go on our basic instructions and you'll be fine.
Then, choose a variety from those below. Have fun. Oh, a final word about ethics. All the vegetables you and we eat these days are the end results of 11,000 (yes eleven thousand) years. of seed-saving by ordinary people - each person building on the achievements of their ancestors. We see food plants as part of our common human heritage. And we do not think it is correct to patent them.
So, we are doing this breeding work and releasing this material into the public realm for everyone. Thus, you may only request this seed if you agree to not patent, legally protect. or apply for breeders rights over the resulting varieties. Nor will you in any way restrict anyone else saving seeds of your variety for their own home or farm use. These seeds should released and improved for the unrestricted benefit of all. Delicious Early Vine Tomato Project - Original Diverse Selection.
Tomatoes do cross occasionally, at a low level. A few years back, after growing our Latah (ToLA) and Irish Gardeners Delight (ToGi) next to each other, we noticed one plant of the next sowing of ToGi that had bigger fruit, and an amazing flavour. It had leaves like Latah, and was really early. We saved seed from it, and planted that; getting some vine plants and some bush plants, with varying flavours and fruit sizes. From these were have selected this breeding material, based mainly on taste and earliness.