2. 14er Holistics
2897 Mapleton Avenue, Boulder
As seed-breeding programs continue to fall by the wayside, 14er Holistics remains one of the finest dispensaries to do it. The innovative Boulder pot shop has been selling seeds and tinkering with strains since 2009, creating rare and potent strains like Mamboe (Mamba Double Underdawg x Tahoe OG) and Charlotte’s Tange (Charlotte’s Web x Tangistan Kush). If you’re unsure about driving all the way to Boulder for seeds, buy some of 14er’s stanky flower to make it more worthwhile.
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The Ten Best Dispensaries in Denver for Finding Clones
2) In order to get a normally stable female to produce pollen, a grower stresses the plant via changes in light cycle or nutrient regimen to the point that its natural survival instincts kick in and it attempts to self-pollinate. This is a natural defense mechanism inherent to the plant. One must understand just how vigorous this plant really is. It has evolved and survived through some of the harshest conditions our Earth can offer with astounding success, growing on every continent, in some of the harshest climates, and by its highly adaptive nature, it has obtained the ability to self-propagate when the plant thinks there is no other chance of keeping its genetic code going in plant form, so it reverts to trying to basically reincarnate via self-pollinated seeds. This is evolution and adaptation at its finest. This reaction to stress shows just how well this plant has adapted to being able to survive and propagate in even the worst of conditions it can encounter. It is a “weed” after all, and has come up with ways to continue on regardless of what nature (or man) throws at it. The pollen then impregnates other plants from a plant stressed out point will have already undergone a change to its genetic code in order to enable this pollen producing response to an otherwise normal female. This will be carried along to the progeny as well, again as a survival method to ensure the genetic code keeps getting passed down, and continued.
Feminized seeds are produced by reversing the sex of female plant that will become the pollen donor, then pollenating another female with the pollen from the reversed female. This eliminates the possibility of carrying a Y chromosome to the progeny, and thus all seeds resulting from the cross will be female. This ensures that all of your plants will be female, and here in CO where we have limits to the number of plants we can grow, you don’t waste any of your plant numbers on males.
1) Sometimes, a hermaphrodite plant ends up seeding a negligent grower’s garden, and in order to recoup their losses in flower harvest, they try to sell the seeds instead of the flowers. The hermaphroditic trait will be passed along to all progeny, and even if it doesn’t show in the phenotype, they are all still carriers of the hermaphroditic gene.
Few dispensaries sell and market their own seeds, relying on wholesale suppliers instead. Thanks to the legal boom in business, however, Colorado has more than enough commercial seed breeders to go around — but it’s hard to figure out who carries them. After scouring menus and bud bars, we’ve compiled a list of Denver-area seed breeders and where to find them.
4380 East Alameda Avenue, Glendale
3. The Bank
The Bank is an offshoot of the Clinic, one of Denver’s most esteemed dispensary chains. One visit to a Clinic bud bar and it’s easy to tell why, with award-winning takes on Grape God Bud and Tangie. Unfortunately, you can’t get those local favorites from the Bank, but it still has interesting strains to choose from with similar genetics. Classics like Bubba Kush, Durban Poison and SAGE are used to produce hybrids like Grape Kush and Lemon Poison. The list of pot shops that sell the Bank’s seeds changes regularly, but it’s almost always a safe bet to find them at any of the Clinic’s four locations or five others listed below.
4750 Nome Street
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4800 Lamar Street, Wheat Ridge
We offer a variety of feminized and non-feminized seed packs. Feminized seeds are typically bred thru a hermaphroditic process, which ensures that the seeds will become females, but does not necessarily ensure stability in its sex generation after generation. Feminized seeds are typically preferred by beginner and intermediate growers who don’t have the time or experience to weed out the males. The breeder packs, which most likely include male seeds, require a bit more experience and patience. While chances are that you will get 5 or 6 viable female seeds (not guaranteed, but typical) in a feminized pack yielding 5 or 6 flower producing plants from the get go, a breeder pack will give you 1 or 2 vigorous female phenotypes and a strong male creating to allow for stabilizing and backcrossing the female pheno(s), as well as breeding your next superstrain with your existing ladies in your arsenal. Seeds are legally considered to be immature plants, so the typical limit on seeds, clones, or a combination of both is 6, unless you have a medical recommendation for more or hold a licensed facility.
Seedlings are F0 genetics. F0’s are original, first generation plants. The seedlings are often used as mother plants because they provide some of the stronger, healthier clones. One of the special things about a seedling is that they have a tap root. Tap roots are the first root to appear and they are dedicated to searching for water making the entire root system very strong.
Now at the Denver Clone Store we have taken all the hassle and waiting out of “popping” cannabis seeds. We do all the hard work for you germinating and waiting is on us. Stop in one of our locations and check out our newest additions!