Daylilies forum: RE: Shipping Pollen

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dormantsrule
Apr 23, 2011 10:05 PM CST
I would like to share my pollen with friends, which is currently frozen. Would it be okay that is thaws while being mailed and then frozen again by recipients?
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Name: Fred Manning
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spunky1
Apr 24, 2011 8:29 AM CST
I do not think it would hurt to ship it, someone on the lily auction sells pollen every year and I assume he keeps it frozen until ship time.
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dormantsrule
Apr 24, 2011 9:03 AM CST
Thank you much Fred. We're going to try this by sending each other 24 vials and I hope it works out.
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Name: Kim W
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kimkats
Apr 24, 2011 12:38 PM CST
Good luck. I got some gift pollen from a friend last year. She sent it priority mail so it was only in the postal system for 2 days. So far the pollen I've used from that batch has been as viable as the pollen I collected here myself. Thumbs up
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dormantsrule
Apr 24, 2011 1:38 PM CST
Hi Kimkats,

I don't know how many times pollen can be frozen and unfrozen but I started a pollen trading club with friends. I am more excited about pollen than receiving plants. Using the new usps priority mail regional rates it is a real savings to ship. Can't wait for bloom season to freeze some more.

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