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Harvesting pollen
« on: May 27, 2019, 08:07:42 AM »
We started to harvest pollen off certain trees this is a crucial part of our fig breeding program. By selecting desirable characteristics of certain trees we can improve the Fig varieties we have now and develop better figs with more resistance to climate splitting etc.
These photos show fig pollen on my shorts I touched it with my finger was dry and smeared just like flour. We  collect pollen and dry it for future use this year
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Re: Harvesting pollen
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2019, 11:14:33 AM »
Thatís awesome, some day Iíd like to get a few persistent Capri fig trees from California and try my hand at this. It would probably be a waist of time but who knows.

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Re: Harvesting pollen
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2019, 08:49:10 AM »
Missouriboy,

You never know till you try.  Wish you the best of luck.
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Re: Harvesting pollen
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2019, 01:37:36 AM »
Hello,

What stage is best for harvesting the pollen?

I have a unk male dubbed Blanche de Sable (White Sands) that is bearing fruit at the moment.


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Re: Harvesting pollen
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2019, 08:54:49 AM »
I bumped a thread so you could see inside of a fig with the pollen pods. One thing to watch is the eye when it starts to spread and you need to cut a fig open to see at what stage the pollen pods are at.

The pollen is yellow you can take a pair of tweezers and Pull A pollen pod  out and smear it on a piece of white paper if it's yellow you got pollen.

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Re: Harvesting pollen
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2019, 11:52:40 PM »
Steve here,


Well we have Fig-pollen-over load here


See nice pictures below


Breed breed  :o


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Re: Harvesting pollen
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2019, 07:29:57 AM »
I never realized there was so much pollen in a fig.
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Re: Harvesting pollen
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2019, 07:51:49 AM »
Very nice pictures Steve I think that will help some members with those questions about how do they tell it is a male tree. These figs do have a lot of pollen in them

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Re: Harvesting pollen
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2019, 10:26:00 PM »
Nice! What variety is that? Could i use that pollen with my desert king a caprify it? I also read caprifying common figs also makes them bigger and juicier.
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