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Re: HYB saving pollen before the rain

  • Subject: Re: HYB saving pollen before the rain
  • From: "loic tasquier" <tasquierloic@cs.com>
  • Date: Tue, 5 May 2009 07:33:01 +0200

yes, at least a week, even two.
But, as soon as they are dry, i usually put them in mini plastic bags, then into the deep freezer when i want to keep them longer!
They keep better dry: if you freeze also water with the pollen, when you de-freeze it, usually the pollen gets soggy. So frozen dry is safer.
----- Original Message -----
From: Rick I.
Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 2009 2:47 AM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] HYB saving pollen before the rain

The pollen is still viable after it drys out?
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, May 04, 2009 3:43 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] HYB saving pollen before the rain

...These boxes are very handy, you can write with a pencil in the bottom , they easily pile up as you crop, then they just need to be spread in order to let the pollen dry.

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