While an F2 hybrid, the result of self or cross pollination of an F1, does not have the consistency of the F1 hybrid, it may retain some desirable traits and can be produced more cheaply as no intervention in the pollination is required. Some seed companies offer F2 seed, particularly in bedding plants where consistency is not as critical.[1]

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  1. Lawrence D. Hills 1987. F2 and open pollinated varieties. Growing From Seed (The Seed Raising Journal from Thompson & Morgan)
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