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Definition of heirloom

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Definition as written by talinum:

In the gardening world, heirloom refers to open-pollinated varieties that were introduced over 50 years ago but are no longer commercially available. Some seed catalogs have now begun to offer them. These plant varieties have been passed down from generation to generation by people who kept the strains pure.

Definition as written by Windy:

Refers to non-hybrid plants or seeds. Seeds collected from open-pollinated plants (non-hybrid) will grow true to type. They will be characteristic of parent plants.

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