Pollination is a method where pollen grains are picked from an anther, which is the male part of a flower and transferred to the flower’s female part called the stigma. To make the pollination work successfully, the pollen grains must be transferred from the same species of flower
Cross-pollination is the transfer of pollen from anthers of flowers of one plant to the stigma of a flower of another plant of the same species.
Advantages of cross-pollination
The advantages of cross-pollination are as follows:
- Offsprings produced are healthier
- New varieties can be produced through cross-pollination of two varieties of the same species or two species
- Seeds that are produced are abundant and viable