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What Is Open Pollination? A Guide to Open Pollinated Plants

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Oct 28, 2021 • 3 min read

If you’ve browsed the seed section at your local nursery, you’ve probably seen some packets labeled “OP” or “open pollinated.” Open pollination is a process by which a plant is pollinated either by cross-pollination or self-pollination and produces seeds that are true to type.