Heirloom tomatoes are open-pollinated
plants that have been grown for more than 50 years.
As part of their interventions, Navarrete said they distributed free seeds of open-pollinated
vegetables to the affected farmers.
In Region 5, the DA prepositioned 1,735 bags of rice seeds, 2,303 bags of hybrid seeds, 2,000 bags of genetically modified organism (GMO) yellow corn seeds, 2,405 bags of open-pollinated
variety white corn seeds, 1,700 bags of white corn seeds and 556.02 kilograms of OPV vegetable seeds.
Farmers have a choice of planting hybrid open-pollinated
seeds, hybrid greenhouse seeds or hybrid open-field varieties under the F1 range, which all have good germination rates of nearly 100 percent, seedlings success rate and uniformity in crop maturity, according to Orinda.She added that with F1 seeds, post-harvest losses usually incurred by farmers are highly reduced due to the high fruit-keeping quality which ensures the produce reaches markets in their required state, with the early-maturing nature reducing farm operational costs hence increasing farmers' net revenue.
Joybells was developed from an open-pollinated
variety, bred by renowned South African breeder, Phyllis Burger of the ARC based in Stellenbosch.
The fellow is Aris Arviso who has been growing the open-pollinated
(OP) variety for many hears.
But, according to the standard laws of genetics, they have (most likely) been open-pollinated
and will not come "true" to the parent (i.e., they will, themselves, be hybrids).
In case of both treatments, significant (2258 kg) yield per hectare recorded in open-pollinated
plots, whereas 1859 kg yield obtained from close-pollinated plots (Fig.
New this year from High Mowing Organic Seeds, an all-organic seed company, is 'Matador' spinach, an open-pollinated
cultivar that's especially cold-tolerant.
The yield of every crop of member respondent is higher than of non-member respondents except that of open-pollinated
maize crop and goat milk yield.
They must be open-pollinated
, thus the parents must be able to produce true-to-type offspring.
For corn farmers, the DA gave out 4,164 bags of open-pollinated
variety seeds worth P5 million and 1,000 bags of hybrid seeds worth P3 million.