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  Pollen question
From: pugturd at alltel.net (Brian Williams) on 2008.08.02 at 08:07:03(18309)
I have been wondering what is the average time for pollen once it
touches the female florets to begin forming the fruit? Does this happen
in just a few minutes hours days? I am also wondering what the time
maybe in other plants such as Cannas? The reason for this question is
watering and rain. It would be interesting to know how long the pollen
should be on before it is washed away.
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From: garbird at bellsouth.net (garbird at bellsouth.net) on 2008.08.02 at 13:21:08(18317)
Try Wikepedia's page on pollen,and then there is a lot of good info on Google Scholar. One good read is " Pollen Germination and Tube Growth".
I always bag the flower after trying to pollinate anything to protect it from any contamination.
Garland
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