Pollination is a term we often hear, but what does it really mean? It’s simple! Pollination happens when pollen from the male part of the flower is transferred to the female part of the flower. Pollen grains travel from the stigma, where they land down a tube that is created through the style. They finally make it to the ovary where they fertilization the ovules. Fertilization and pollination are not the same. Pollination has to occur first, and then fertilization happens when the pollen grains finally reach the ovules. The ovules become seeds once they are fertilized and the ovary becomes the “fruit” of the plant.