How do you cross breed different fruit plants?


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By cross breeding different types of fruit, you will be able to create a unique and new type of fruit.  Cross breeding has been used in horticulture for hundreds of years to breed out diseases and improve crop yield, flavor and appearance.

Research tips on how to start cross breeding types of fruit

Look into the types of fruit that you are interested in cross breeding. If you are just starting out with your cross breeding ventures and have absolutely no idea of how to do it, you may wish to start with plants of the same family, such as berries. If you do this, there will be more chance that your fruits will actually cross breed and create a new type of fruit. You will also need to look into the specific information about how to grow each specific plant, including light, weather and heat requirements. This information can be found online or in a gardening book.

Taking fruit plant samples for analysis

Go to each sample of your fruit and take a decent amount of pollen on a cotton swab and rub the sticks onto the stigma of the other plants. By mixing the pollen together, you can hope to create a mix of the plants and create crossbred fruit. Make sure that you are very attentive with your plants, feeding them as much as they need and ensuring that they have the best care you can give them.

Picking the fruit and spreading the seeds

When you are picking the fruit to spread more seeds into the soil, you need to make sure that they are actually ripe before you spread the seeds, as immature fruits will not work.

Its interesting and fun to be able to create your own crazy fruits and surprise your friends and family with your quirky new flavors.

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