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Pollination of rockmelons

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Pepe starts with ...
Hi everyone lots of drama getting rockmelons to pollinate. Lack of bees have tried using a brush to pollinate still no good any hints truly appreciated.
Thanks
Phil
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13th December 2016 11:22am
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Tommoz says...
Why use a paintbrush? Just rip off a male flower and make that your 'paintbrush'. Rub that against a female flower (They have a small swollen primitive fruit behind them). Do this in the morning when the pollen is fresh.
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Julie says...
I have found that nearly all the squash family produce male flowers long before females, then sometimes females with no males!

So I collect some of the male pollen and freeze it for later use - it works well. When I have both at the same time, I do as Tommoz does, and use the male stigma to rub on the female.

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