Plant Pollination Chart

Below is a list of the most common vegetable crops grown, along with their standard pollination-type information.

Vegetable Crop
Pollinated By:
Bean – Common (Pole/Bush), Fava, Lima Self-pollinating, insect 1
Beet Wind pollinated
Broccoli Insect
Brussels Sprouts Insect
Cabbage Insect
Carrot Insect
Cauliflower Insect
Celery Insect
Corn Wind pollinated
Cucumber Insect (honey bees, solitary bees, bumblebees, and squash bees)
Eggplant Self-fertilizing, insect1
Lettuce Self-fertilizing, insect1
Melon (Canteloupe, Honey Dew, Watermelon) Insect (honey bees, solitary bees, bumblebees)
Parsnip Insect (hoverflies, flies, solitary bees, honey bees)
Pea Self-fertilizing, insect1
Pepper Self-fertilizing, insect1
Potato Self-fertilizing, insect1
Radish Insect (primarily bee pollinated)
Spinach Wind pollinated
Squash (Summer, Winter, Pumpkin) Insect (honey bees, squash bees, solitary bees, bumblebees)
Tomatillo Insect (requires pollination from another plant otherwise yields will be low)
Tomato Self-fertilizing, insect1
Turnip Insect (honey bees, solitary bees, flies)

1: While insects might have a role to play in pollinating these plants, it is mostly negligible, as these flowers are normally self-fertilizing, having a natural cross-pollination rate of 0% (beans, peas) to 10% (peppers, potato-leafed tomatoes).


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