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David Kipps

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Storing pollen
« on: February 25, 2023, 07:35:21 PM »
Due to different bloom times, I am trying to store citrus pollen, sometimes up to a year before use. Can it be kept viable that long? Dried? Refrigerated? Frozen?  Can drying be done with only room temperature house air? Can you use a lamp to speed it up?  Should non-dehisced anthers be allowed to dehisce before drying, or do you dry them right away?  Do you need to crush them to release all the pollen?  When you use dried/stored pollen, do you just put it on the stigma as is, or do you need to mist or rehydrate in any way?


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Re: Storing pollen
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2023, 12:29:38 AM »
Thanks, although I'm still left with a number of questions.  How long does the pollen keep?  Can I properly dry the pollen without silica gel?