1. Pollen

 

 




Pollen, to cross pollinate with.
 



Cross pollination, the pollen from one variety is brushed onto the carpel of another variety.
 
2. Cross pollination
 

 

 
 
3. Carpel

 

 


After some weeks the carpel starts to grow, then it's a matter of time until the seeds are ready.
 




Tulip seed.
 
4. Tulip seed
 

 

 
 
5. 1 year old seed.

 

 



1 year old seed, they are tiny shoots that have grown a little buld. 
 




1 year old tulip bulbs.
 
6. 1 year old tulip bulbs.
 

 

 
 
7. The second year

 

 



The second year, they grow a little each year.
 




2 year old tulip bulbs.
 
8. 2 year old tulip bulbs.
 

 

 
 
9. The 3rd year.

 

 



The 3rd year, this is where the first ones start flowering.
 




3 year old tulip bulbs.
 
10. 3 year old tulip bulbs.
 

 

 
 
11. The 4th year.

 

 


In the 4th year all the tulips will flower, and a selection can be made. After this year the bulbs will go outside to be planted.
 




4 year old tulip bulbs.
 
12. 4 year old tulip bulbs.