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Old 08-15-2011, 02:55 PM   #71
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My Mint plants have cross pollinated and now I have 2 new types of mint
I enjoy seeing what happens so I plant my mint and peppers close to each other and see if new varieties come out of it. I have kept some planted far from each other to make sure I keep some of the originals and kept lots of seed
I don't think peppers and mint can pollinate each other. Almost all peppers can cross tho'. You can get some very interesting crosses.

My favorite pepper hybrid is the Tam Datil. Absolutely no heat. Just that perfect Datil pepper taste. Wonderful! The Tam Jalapenos are also great!
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Old 08-15-2011, 02:59 PM   #72
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I don't think peppers and mint can pollinate each other. Almost all peppers can cross tho'. You can get some very interesting crosses.

My favorite pepper hybrid is the Tam Datil. Absolutely no heat. Just that perfect Datil pepper taste. Wonderful! The Tam Jalapenos are also great!
I didn't mean peppers pollinate mint
I plant all my different peppers together and all my different mints together!
Must have come out wrong
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Old 08-15-2011, 03:07 PM   #73
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I didn't mean peppers pollinate mint
I plant all my different peppers together and all my different mints together!
Must have come out wrong
Prolly just my weird way of hearing things! Now it makes perfect sense to me!

You can hand-pollinate your peppers from other peppers. Just use a tiny little artists paintbrush, wipe it around inside a few flowers of one type of pepper and then go tap it into the flowers of another type of pepper.

At each flower you did this to, a cross of those two will grow. I mark mine with the bread twist-ties so I know which ones to try later.

The seeds from that crossed pepper will hold the traits of both types to different degrees. When planted, you then try the offspring of that generation and pick the ones you most like. Then you can plant them to gain more seeds or cross them again.

It's a blast!
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Old 08-15-2011, 03:20 PM   #74
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Prolly just my weird way of hearing things! Now it makes perfect sense to me!

You can hand-pollinate your peppers from other peppers. Just use a tiny little artists paintbrush, wipe it around inside a few flowers of one type of pepper and then go tap it into the flowers of another type of pepper.

At each flower you did this to, a cross of those two will grow. I mark mine with the bread twist-ties so I know which ones to try later.

The seeds from that crossed pepper will hold the traits of both types to different degrees. When planted, you then try the offspring of that generation and pick the ones you most like. Then you can plant them to gain more seeds or cross them again.

It's a blast!
Going out tomorrow morning paintbrush in hand I have some teeny tiny colourful bread twists too! Think they might be Caitlin's from her scrapbooking kit.
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Going out tomorrow morning paintbrush in hand I have some teeny tiny colourful bread twists too! Think they might be Caitlin's from her scrapbooking kit.
Remember, brush the pollen FROM, but TAP it into the new flower. If you brush it into the new flower, it's easy to harm the reproductive parts of the flower. Just gently bend the stem until the flower is upside down and tap the pollen from the brush with your index finger, into the open flower.

It only takes a minute amount of pollen in each flower. You'll love the results!
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Old 08-15-2011, 03:39 PM   #76
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Remember, brush the pollen FROM, but TAP it into the new flower. If you brush it into the new flower, it's easy to harm the reproductive parts of the flower. Just gently bend the stem until the flower is upside down and tap the pollen from the brush with your index finger, into the open flower.

It only takes a minute amount of pollen in each flower. You'll love the results!
I think I've had this lesson but that might be another thread

I'll do that thanks

Test tube peppers he we come!
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You can hand-pollinate your peppers from other peppers. :
hey now, this is a family site. we'll have none of that kind of talk...
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I didn't mean peppers pollinate mint
I plant all my different peppers together and all my different mints together!
Must have come out wrong
Isn't that where peppermint comes from???
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Isn't that where peppermint comes from???
So obvious, yet so funny!
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