What Are Heirloom Seeds?

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What Are Heirloom Seeds Summary (from www.underwoodgardens.com): Above, you stated that all heirloomseeds are open pollinated, meaning they will grow true to seed. But, based on what you said about GMO corn contaminating heirloom corn, it sounds as if this is not a guarantee. How can one be sure that their own heirloom plants will produce seeds that have not cross pollinated with some other variety? I have heirloom seeds I have purchased and I would like to be able to harvest seed from some mature plants that I grow this year. Once I do this, will I be able to grow the same thing next year

What Are Heirloom Seeds Themes:

  • Above, you stated that all Heirloom Seeds are open pollinated, meaning they will grow true to seed (from www.underwoodgardens.com)
  • Statements consisting only of original research may be removed. (fromwebcache.googleusercontent.com)
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  • It was in the 1970s that hybrid seeds began to proliferate in the commercial seedtrade (from en.wikipedia.org)
  • How can one be sure that their own Heirloom plants will produce seeds that have not cross pollinated with some other variety (from www.underwoodgardens.com)
  • SSE s members are maintaining thousands of heirloom varieties, traditional Indian crops, garden varieties of the Mennonite and Amish, vegetables dropped from all seed catalogs and outstanding foreign varieties (from www.care2.com)
  • How can one be sure that their own heirloom plants will produce seeds that have not cross pollinated with some other variety (from webcache.googleusercontent.com)
  • Many gardeners consider 1951 to be the latest year a plant can have originated and still be called an heirloom , since that year marked the widespread introduction of the first hybrid varieties (from en.wikipedia.org)
  • Above, you stated that all heirloom seeds are open pollinated , meaning they will grow true to seed (from webcache.googleusercontent.com)
  • But, based on what you said about GMO corn contaminating heirloom corn , it sounds as if this is not a guarantee (from www.underwoodgardens.com)
  • I have Heirloom seeds I have purchased and I would like to be able to harvest Seedfrom some mature plants that I grow this year (from www.underwoodgardens.com)
  • It was in the 1970s that hybrid seeds began to proliferate in the commercial seed trade (from en.wikipedia.org)
  • But, based on what you said about GMO corn contaminating heirloom corn , it sounds as if this is not a guarantee (from webcache.googleusercontent.com)
  • Here are two sources for finding heirloom seeds from seed saving organizations (fromwebcache.googleusercontent.com)

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