Cultivators depend on feminized seeds for efficient growing cycles. (Courtesy of Mr. Sticky Farm)
Traditionally, the solution to this has been an inelegant one, with many cultivators planting at least twice as many seeds as they hope to harvest with the assumption that about half of them will be useless. However big a harvest you’re looking for, using regular seeds means you’ll have to plant twice that many seeds.
Why Grow From Feminized Cannabis Seeds?
That efficiency is key for medical cannabis patients and hobby growers. Since most cannabis regulations limit plant counts, growers cultivating a small crop of cannabis for personal use want to ensure they’re getting the most out of their grow.
Using feminized seeds can make it easier for home growers to cultivate strains like Russian Doll. (Courtesy of Kannabia)
If you have more questions about strains or seeds, keep digging through Leafly’s resources. And to learn more about the variety of feminized seeds available to you, visit Kannabia’s website to see its full line of feminized genetics, including strains like Diesel Glue and the award-winning Mataro Blue.
Pollen from male plants contains both X and Y chromosomes. As such, seeds produced from male pollen will produce either female plants (which contain only XX chromosomes) or male plants (which contain both X and Y chromosomes). By removing the male from the pollination process, there is no Y (male) chromosome to pass on to the next generation. Hence, all seeds produced from a pollinated female plant will only contain female genetics. Unless the next generation is also stressed, they should all produce seedless cannabis flower.
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After carefully stressing a female into pollination, breeders can confidently sell the resulting seeds as “female cannabis seeds,” knowing full-well that no males will be in the mix.
What Are Feminized Cannabis Seeds?
To be clear, female cannabis plants are the only ones that develop flowers and thus the only ones to produce a useful amount of cannabinoids like THC and CBD. Though males produce no flowers or cannabinoids, they do produce pollen and a powerful desire to pass that pollen to some nearby ladies. And they’re good at it, too! A single male can pollinate hundreds of female cannabis plants within miles.
Feminized Seeds – If you want to buy quality feminized cannabis seeds, you must understand precisely what it is you’re buying. Feminized cannabis seeds are not just premium seeds with a higher price tag. They are marijuana seeds carefully bred to produce only female cannabis plants — no males, no seeds.
At Greenpoint Seeds, our primary focus is on regular cannabis seeds. These allow both growers and breeders the opportunity to experiment with different strains at a relatively low price. However, we also offer many feminized seeds to make the cultivation process easier, albeit at a slightly higher cost. The increased price point is solely due to the additional feminizing step these seeds endure; both our regular marijuana seeds and our feminized seeds produce dank buds with high cannabinoid levels.
Additionally, consider your permissible plant-count. Many legal states only allow a certain number of plants per adult and household, and you may not want to fill up your quota with plants that may or may not make it. In this case, we recommend feminized cannabis seeds.
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Feminized marijuana (Cannabis, Weed) seeds are specifically bred to produce 99% female plants. It is these female plants that produce flowers which over the course of the flowering stage develop into the glistening, fragrant buds that are dried, smoked and used to medicate. They are the pot of green gold at the end of the growing cycle rainbow.
These highly sought after female marijuana (Cannabis, weed) seeds give growers full control over their operations helping eradicate any potential variations in phenotype and ensure only the finest buds are produced. Our range of feminized marijuana (Cannabis, weed) seeds is extensive and developed by our breeders to offer a variety of seeds for all tastes. They consist of Indica, Sativa and hybrid photoperiod and autoflowering genetics which contain Cannabis Cup Winners, Blue, Purple and Cheese strains amongst an array of other weed seed varieties.
In recent years the evolution of weed seed production has allowed MSNL breeders to develop some of the finest feminized seed genetics available. By isolating and removing the male hormone our female cannabis seeds produce 99.9% female plants, allowing growers to increase the speed of production and range of strains they can produce at a given time. Although not always the case, it is generally the male plant that growers try to avoid as it the males which can cross pollinate, fertilizing the female plants in your setup. This leads to a lower quality final product that often leaves buds riddled with seeds.
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