An heirloom is anything that is passed down from generation to generation. In our terms we are talking about genetics. The Seeds are grown to maturity, prevented from cross pollination (hybrids happen naturally you know), and that preserves the genetics for the next year. If the crop is grown long enough, it goes through stabilization (the tendency to revert back to the parent), and once the plant has been stabilized it can be considered an heirloom.
Heirlooms are reliable because they have been grown for so many years, their yields, growth habits, disease resistance and other bits of information can be assessed to safely say what is to be expected when the crop is grown. Heirlooms are the most desirable because they can be saved from year to year and save money over time if you know how to save seeds. Here is our playlist on YouTube about How to save seeds from different plants.
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