F1 Hybrid

An F1 hybrid is one derived from the first generation crossing of distinctly different parental lines. It usually profits from hybrid vigor (heterosis), and is therefore stronger growing and more resistant to adverse growing conditions than other plants of its category. The downside to an F1 hybrid is that it won’t breed true: if you save its seed, it will give plants with a multitude of characteristics instead of plants exactly like the original plant.

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