breeding Basic crossing question

When you attempt to cross two pepper varieties of the same species, what percentage of the time do you end up with a cross rather than a self pollination?
 
When you attempt to cross two pepper varieties of the same species, what percentage of the time do you end up with a cross rather than a self pollination?
Very high % for cross when you've practiced. As @SpeakPolish says, picking the right point in the lifecycle to emasculate makes a big difference. If anything looks even slightly dry or powdery when opening the bud then scrap it.

If you are crossing multiple buds for the same cross and then harvesting multiple F0 pods, which is sensible, then what I do is keep the F1 seeds from each pod separated and labelled. When you plant F1s try to get a mix across the seed batches, means you can easily tell what's what when things look wrong in the F1s.
 
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