So homogeneous are hybrid plants that a combine can harvest them with no major difficulty, which is not the case with open pollinated varieties.
What does OP stand for?
OP stands for Open Pollinated (botany)
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Samples in periodicals archive:
Old-fashioned varieties, open pollinated, generally produce offspring that are true to type.
A spokesman of the NIAB told here on Saturday that hybrid varieties had 3-4 times higher yield as compared to the open pollinated varieties.
Preserving family-owned farms, maintaining soil fertility and growing open pollinated organic seeds are costly ventures.
But many can be quite variable in colour, or they may have been open pollinated, which is when they are pollinated by insects.
Open pollinated older varieties will produce seed capable of germinating but there is no guarantee that they will be true to their original parent and very often the colours become insignificant or muddy.