Anyone can be a plant breeder if the plant is a female (edit dioecious one sex)
If the Plant is female, and not male and female all the offspring will be crossbreds
(so you do not have to emasculate the male flowers with tweezers
so they do not cross with themselves )
Breeding some plants you need NO LAND can grow in wild Pawpaw persimmon, grape, osage orange, watermelon
and if afraid of some one cutting it could gather scions to graft (or share ) which is better since it speeds up the results of your crosses.
About the Female crosses being all new cross breeds
(or hybrids if yuor crossing different genera which also cross by bee’s/bugs as well as wind.)
I like How the late Lon J. Rombough of bunchgrapes put it
For Grape Breeders
If you have read my book, The Grape Grower, you know I have a soft spot for breeding new grapes, to the extent of having a chapter on how to do it yourself. In connection with that, I’m going to offer something to anyone who wants to try a super-easy way to breed new grapes.
In my material I have collected a number of good female vines. That is, while most grapes have perfect flowers and are self-pollinating, there are grapes with flowers that have only functional female parts.
The anthers are there, but they curve down under the flower and don’t produce viable pollen. This is actually the normal condition in wild species of grapes, vines are either male or female, but not perfect flowered.
Anyway, if growers were to plant a few of these female vines among their other grapes, all the seed from those females would be a result of pollination by whatever other vines were around. That means no hand work would be needed to cross the two varieties. Just collect the fruit of the female vines and save the seed. All the seedlings would be the result of a cross between the female and the other varieties planted near it. This is known as open pollination.
The grower then has the option of planting the seed himself, or leaving it for the birds to eat the fruit and spread seedlings around.
In grape breeding, the more seedlings that are grown, the greater the chance is that one of them will have an outstanding combination of traits from both parents. Find a really good one and you can propagate it from cuttings and name it as a new variety.
If this appeals to you, order “Breeders Special” from my website. No extra charge. I’ll pick out a variety that should give you a chance at breeding something interesting. And as a bonus, most of the female varieties do have very good fruit, they just have to have something else blooming at the same time to pollinate them.
**Oh thanks for posting **
I meant also to buy pollen, since I am asking to buy some
**but also would not mind sharing for free just asking for opinions **
and if I got like 100 requests then I may ask for some money for my time.