Daylilies forum: Frozen Pollen

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Name: Natalie
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Natalie
May 13, 2013 8:23 PM CST
I'm getting ready to move, and have a lot of frozen daylily pollen in my freezer. I'm wondering if any of you know what will happen if it's thawed out for a few days and then refrozen? Will it still be good? Should I just toss it out?

Thanks for any suggestions!
Natalie
Name: Ann
TN
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farmerbell
May 13, 2013 8:30 PM CST
Can you pack it in dry ice or even keep it in an ice chest with regular ice for that length of time?
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Name: Mona
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monalisa18
May 13, 2013 8:36 PM CST
I would be afraid if it thaws, it would sweat and ruin. Just my thoughts. Mona
Name: Natalie
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Natalie
May 13, 2013 9:24 PM CST
Thanks Ann & Mona.

I can't pack it in dry ice, but maybe an ice chest with regular ice. I'm not sure that I'll have room for an ice chest though. I'm sure it will thaw out though with regular ice.

Mona, I can't see how it would sweat. It was dry when I froze it, and whenever I've used it, it's never been wet, but maybe I'm wrong about that? I have thawed it out several times to use, and refroze it again, but it was always a very short time later. I've used the same pollen for two years, and got pods to set, so I know it's not going to be ruined just from thawing for a short time. I guess I'm just worried about it being okay if it's thawed out for a few days and then refrozen. We need to make sure that the freezer is totally thawed and drained, even though it's frost free before putting it in the moving truck. Otherwise I run the risk of it leaking water, and I don't want to take that chance.
Natalie

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