Some varities of roses releases pollen very quickly. For me, I try to avoid Applejack, R. foliolosa, and a possible paulstris, as hip parents because I can visibly see pollen realeasing early as I emasculate the flowers. Even in the tight bud stage, they’re still releasing pollen, and its getting me frustrated.
I try to avoid using them as hip parents, however-- it’s not possible at all times. My Queen Elizabeth x 77-361 is a rose that releases pollen. And Lynnie releases pollen quite early too. It was my goal to cross these two.
Today I emasculated Applejack so that I can cross it with Baby Love and possible tetraploid Rosarie d’Hay-- but this was already self pollinating as I was removing anthers. So what I did was rinse off the anthers with tepid water, and they’re drying right now. And hopefully-- that will be enough to remove the self pollen.