Daylilies forum: Discussion about freezing pollen

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Name: Becky
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Apr 5, 2016 5:53 PM CST
This is another topic that I have been mulling over for more than a year.

I always have daylilies that bloom different from the very cultivars (or seedlings) that I want to cross them with. So freezing pollen "seems" to be my only option. I am trying it again this year and did try it last year, but to no avail (last year).

Can anyone here on the forum offer some advice (or links) about freezing pollen as well as how to thaw and use frozen pollen to hybridize?

I would greatly appreciate it!!! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
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Name: Char
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Apr 5, 2016 6:09 PM CST


Here are a few previous threads with a lot of information about storing and freezing pollen....

The thread "Storing daylily pollen" in Daylilies forum
The thread "How to handle pollen once they begin to bloom??" in Daylilies forum
The thread "Pollen-ways to store it" in Daylilies forum

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