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cannabis seed variety souvenir pack

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  • International shipping is very slow
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  • Charts for seed strains are confusing

Many growers are single-minded in their pursuit of cannabis seeds and seek a single strain only. On the other hand, many growers struggle to choose a strain to grow due to so much variety available. The introduction of collection packages by cannabis seed breeders aims to end that struggle. Collection packs from Amsterdam Seed Center are perfect for growers who want more than one strain of cannabis seed and might need a little help in deciding what to grow .

Some of the seed banks available at Amsterdam Seed Center have introduced a so called collection pack. This can be a pack of several indica varieties, a pack of sativa varieties, or autoflowering strains, for example. Have a look at all collection packs at Amsterdam Seed Center.

Seeds can come feminized, meaning you can just put them in soil and start growing for buds. These seeds are guaranteed to be bud-producing females and growing them cuts out the step of having to sex out plants and discard the males.

In states with adult-use legalization or a medical marijuana program, you can buy seeds within your own state, either at a dispensary or through a specific seed company’s website.

An inexperienced breeder might cross a male and a female one time and sell the resulting seeds as a new hybrid strain, but professional breeders usually put their strains through several rounds of backcrossing to stabilize the genetics and ensure consistent plants that reflect those genetics.

Feminized seeds

If you grow some seeds and like the results, try growing another strain from that same breeder and see how it goes.

Autoflower plants change from the vegetative to flowering state with age, not the changing of their light cycle. They have a short grow-to-harvest time and can be ready to harvest in as little as 2 ½ to 3 months from when you put the seeds in the ground. The downside is that, typically, they are less potent, but autoflower seeds are great for people who want to grow cannabis but don’t want to spend a lot of time doing it.

Breeders talk about “unstable genetics,” meaning that a seed’s origin is unknown. Make sure that when you buy a packet of seeds that it or the breeder who produced them can list where the seeds came from and how they were crossed and/or backcrossed to get the seed that you hold in your hand. If you can’t get a seed’s history, it could be anything and the result of poor breeding practices.

Although this option is only available to people living in states with medical and adult-use legalization, buying marijuana seeds at the dispensary is far more straightforward. However, your options are more limited.