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Re: HYB: Saving, Storing, Freezing Pollen
  • Subject: Re: HYB: Saving, Storing, Freezing Pollen
  • From: Mark Lazzaro <rooboy24@gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2012 08:33:49 +1000

Thanks Mary Lou. I'll check out the archives as well.


On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 3:32 PM, <MryL1@msn.com> wrote:

> Everybody has their own way of doing things.  Mine is cheap and
> low-tech, just like me.  Lots of discussions in the archives of methods.
> I use Q Tips to strip the pollen.  Put them in the smallest envelope I
> can find and write the name on it. Envelopes are left unsealed and put in a
> zip-lock bag, preferably with a little dessicant pouch - like the ones
> packed
> with electronics and prescriptions.  I also put a cover sheet in, so I can
> see
> without opening the bag which pollens are in it.
> I've had good success six months later (from fall to spring) with it stored
> this way and just kept in the fridge.  Once you actually freeze it, it will
> be
> ruined if not used within, say, 20 minutes of thawing it out again.
>  Depends
> on humidity and temperature once thawed, I would suspect.
> Hope you find this useful.  Again, other methods are detailed in the
> archives.
> Mary Lou, near Indianapolis, Z5
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