Medjool date pollen

GodsyJune 6, 2013

I have a date palm tree (female) of unknown species which has two sheaths, one of which split about 10 days ago. The other will split probably within a week. Is it possible to obtain enough medjool date pollen to pollinate two sheaths, though at this stage, it may not be worth while to pollinate the one that has already opened? Howard at IGodsy@gmail.com

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softmentor(z9/sunset13 CA desert)

Hi Howard, I have pollen in season but that season is March. If you have flowers this late, there will not be enough time for the fruit to grow and ripen. Still, if you want to try next year, then contact me at the end of Feb or early March and I can ship you some pollen. You will be able to store it in the refrigerator unto you have flowers. But don't set your hopes too high. Still, it would be fun to try. Also, you should have about a 5 day window after the spathe opens to get the pollen on the flowers.
You can also check out my youtube video on how to pollinate here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L27bMQirY60
softmentor@netzero.com

    Bookmark   June 17, 2013 at 1:08PM
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eriktampabay

I ship and store palm pollen all the time. Up to a year out and it is still viable. Not of the date palm but I am sure it would be the same procedure. Timing is everything like Softmentor said you only have a short window so it is key to have the pollen on hand.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2013 at 10:41PM
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