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RE: Shipping Pollen

>Linda Mann wrote:

>  I hear that it is possible to mail viable pollen. Is that a fairly 
>  harvesting/packaging?

Sharon McAllister writes:

>Common enough.  It's really the only way to make some crosses.

>I pluck the anthers and spread them out around the edges of a LABELED 
>condiment cup, propping them up with only the tip of each anther touching the 
>bottom of.................
>These little cups are the right size for the standard boxes, so this is fast 
>easy.  But it's not the only way.  Small paper envelopes work well, too.

I find this idea of shipping pollen very interesting. How long is the pollen 
If it works to ship it I would assume this would be a good way to save pollen 
from one plant in my garden until the Pod parent I wish to use is ready to 
accept the Pollen. 
Would this work? Has anyone done this?

Jefrie Jenkins
Kent, WA Zone 5

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