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Jan 3, 2013 11:24 PM CST
Name: Bill Chaney
La Pine, Oregon
I do freeze pollen quite a bit and I simply harvest the anthers when the pollen is nice and fluffy, drop them into a small glassine envelope (such as many seed exchanges use for seed storage), then put them into a small sealed container, and put them into a non-frost free freezer. I have stored pollen for up to 2 years and had good results. I don't use a desiccant, but then I live in an area with low humidity. I use the pollen directly out of the freezer, but avoid taking the same pollen in and out of the freezer repeatedly. I actually think over drying the pollen (with a desiccant or long term storage in a frost-free freezer) is a bigger danger than too much moisture.

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