water pollination?

Asked June 6, 2020, 5:52 PM EDT

i was wondering if i had a mini spray bottle and but some squash flowers in it and mix with water. could i spray them onto other flowers to pollinate them? i’m thinking about doing this method for corn too

San Diego County California

1 Response

Thank you for your question. There is no scientific research on this topic insofar as I can find. The only Extension information I can find indicates that water should not be mixed with pollen: https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs398 But, who knows, you might be on to something. Good luck!