Crossing wires are a great alternative to tagging.
Wires are less visible and you never have to worry about:
> Fading tags (using the wrong kind of marker)
> Tags blowing off
> Breaking blooms off when apply tags
> Less tags to pick up around the beds at the end of the year
Plus, wires are reusable.
Wires are an easy way to keep track of your crosses.
You choose the yellow with orange dash tag for one cultivar. Then every time you find a seed pod with the yellow/orange you know what the pollen parent was.
We also offer a spreadsheet with some of our packages that help you keep them organized in the field and on your PC.