When to take pollen


Link: www.actahort.org/books/667/667_13.htm

I know I can get more pollen from single and semi-double roses if instead of collecting them the evening before they open I tape the bud shut and harvest them the next evening. I don’t know how pollen from an early morning freshly opened flower compares to this, but for someone who isn’t a morning person it sure works well. Based on the article, I wonder if I get greater pollen fertility as well by waiting?


Ive been harvesting all stages of Rosa primula into one container this week in hopes that some various stage will keep long enough for the other roses(storing in a cold, dark spot). Trying the same process with Fragarias and Potentillas. We’ll see! This super warm winter isnt helping me much in timing crosses lol.