Anyone hand pollinate their figs?

I found several videos on YouTube describing the process of hand pollination of fig trees. This is getting me very interested in pollinating my DK and Granthams Royal trees.

Is anyone growing persistent caprifigs such as Saleeb?
Can pollen be stored in the freezer for many months like other species?

Would love to hear from folks with experience doing this.


100 years ago, researchers in California, Louisiana, and Georgia shipped pollen back and forth to each other in the mail.

I have many caprifigs here, a few of them persistent and a few more with parthenocarpic profichi.


Do you know if pollen can be stored in the fridge or frozen?

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People report success with refrigeration in sealed ziplocs for several months. Moisture can be a problem with consumer freezers.