Im dreaming a little bit about garlic hybrids first i should probably get true garlic seeds before i look into this but anyway, just at the dreaming stage.
I have tried to look into if it’s been done and found a couple of scientific pappers, both with leeks and onions. What I don’t get is that they have used pollen and then get seeds by doing an “ovary culture” with a flower from the other parent species. I think I understand what an ovary culture is (flower that has been fertilised is placed in a medium until it gets seeds?) What i don’t get is why you do it this way and not directly on the plant? My thoughts is that its because the flower if attached to the plant likely would die with the wrong pollen and by this it’s likelier to go full term?