hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

Re: Storing Pollen

Jefrie Jenkins wrote:
> I find this idea of shipping pollen very interesting. How long is the pollen
> fertile?
> 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?

Yes, absolutely.  In my expeience, I have saved pollen from standard
dwarfs to cross with the talls for the past 6 years.  I also will save
pollen from early blooming talls to cross with those that are late.  All
I do is collect the pollen, put it in film canisters and mark what it
is.  I do no other special treatment.  I place these canisters in my
pantry which is dry and airy and use the pollen when I need it.  I have
used the pollen this way for up to 6 weeks with success.

Not sure how long pollen can remain viable, but I heard that if its
frozen it can last a year or so.  Maybe someone else out there has
something more definitive.

Rick Tasco
Central California
Zone 8.5

 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement
Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index