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Horse Cave, KY

June 19, 2012
8:07 PM

Post #9172268

Does rain or water from a sprinkler interfere with pollen that has been recently applied to the pistill?
(Michele) Cantonment, FL
(Zone 8b)

June 20, 2012
3:43 AM

Post #9172428

How soon after pollinating are we talking? I would say it just depends on if it's a heavy down pour or the sprinkler water really heavy. On rainy days I will pollenate in between showers if it quits for a short bit; if it's just light showers that is. If it's really heavy rains I don't. And we have turned the sprinklers on 2-3 hours after pollinating a few times. It's a 50-50 shot if the pollen has gotten down into the pistil or not.
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 20, 2012
4:52 AM

Post #9172481

I was told it happens almost instantly, I think Fred might have mentioned that...not sure. I know it takes a pretty hard rain to wash it off. Surprised me for sure. Even having been told this, I still panic if a get a rain shower, especially if it is 'the' cross ;-o

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