As mentioned, feminized cannabis seeds are simply seeds specially bred to produce only female flowers. The most common method for producing feminized marijuana seeds is to stress a female into producing her own pollen sacks as a means of protecting her genetic line. Basically, by stressing a female cannabis plant, she briefly assumes she's done-for and will pollinate herself or other nearby females so her genetic line will not die. Score one for evolution!
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.
Female Only Plants
While we certainly appreciate Mary Jane's dedication to her lineage, sometimes it's best to avoid the risk of male pollination all-together. To do this, we recommend buying feminized cannabis seeds.
Secondly (and perhaps most importantly), is the fact that seedless cannabis produces higher cannabinoid levels compared to seedy weed. Essentially, the moment a female cannabis plant is pollinated, her energy averts from producing cannabinoid-rich flowers toward producing the healthiest offspring possible. Indeed, Mary Jane is a strong female, and if pollinated, she will sacrifice cannabinoid production for the sake of her kids.
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.
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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.
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.
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Once the plants have been sprayed with colloidal silver and the pollen is collected, they are write-offs—86 them and don’t smoke them. Giving them a thorough rinse will not work. The colloidal silver is a systemic treatment absorbed into the plant through the foliage and not a topical application. Be safe and bin them.
Colloidal silver is by far the easiest to source or make. It is non-toxic, non-caustic, and can be bought from a pharmacy or easily online. The other solutions can be dangerous, difficult to get a hold of, and expensive—except gibberellic acid, which can be found in nurseries, but is not as effective as colloidal silver. But if you want to watch some freaky plant growth just for the fun of it, give gibberellic acid a try. It is a growth stimulant and makes plants stretch and stretch.
The only bummer, unless you grow from clones, is that cannabis is wired to produce about 50% male seeds and 50% females. It is just the nature of the beast.
HARVESTING POLLEN AND POLLINATION
Growing from feminized cannabis seeds is a space and resource-efficient way of getting all girls, all the time. Find out how to create your own feminized cannabis with Royal Queen Seeds.
To begin with, select a plant that has the characteristics you want to preserved. Feminizing clones is the usual practice as the growth, flowering, and resin characteristics from the mother are already known. There is no need for any vegetation time once a clone is well-rooted. Simply pot the clone into a small pot, give it a day or two to recover, and begin a 12-12 light cycle right away. A pollen-producing plant only needs to be small as cannabis produces copious amounts of pollen.
Well, that is where the feminizing technique comes into play: two methods of manipulating the cannabis plant to produce only females from seed, every-time. To be truthful, it isn’t every single time. But 99% of the time is a pretty good number, and could be considered entirely male risk-free.
With a bit of aforethought, it is possible to set up an efficient feminization breeding programme—and have female seeds from your favourite phenos on hand all the time. You never know, you might discover the next big thing!