What Are Feminized Seeds?
Feminized cannabis seeds have a unique composition, bred without any male chromosomes. The feminized seeds will only grow female plants, which makes it easy and quick to grow plants. Feminized cannabis seeds also are nearly completely guaranteed to produce buds, which makes them ideal for indoor and outdoor grows.
Seeds that occur naturally are gained from simply allowing a male to fertilize a female, and the resulting seeds will in turn produce both masculine and feminine offspring. There is no reliable way of telling which one will grow into which sex of plant, short of actually growing them. It is therefore traditional to germinate more regular seeds than one intends to grow (often twice as many) to allow for the removal of males.
How Are Feminized Cannabis Seeds Created?
As is true of many plants, every cannabis plant has the ability to produce the reproductive organs of the opposite sex as a means of survival. For cannabis plants, this characteristic is among those that led to their successful evolution in a variety of climates all across the globe. It allows these plants to adapt and to survive in some of the most challenging conditions.
While it is not rare for male plants to produce female flowers, it is much more common for a female plant to produce male flowers, allowing the plant to self-pollinate, produce seeds and guarantee the plant’s survival for another generation. Feminized seeds come from forcing a female plant to produce pollen, which is then used to fertilize another female plant. This is done instead of having to rely on seeds being produced from male spore coming into contact with female flower. The seed that is produced from the female plant’s pollen lacks any male chromosomes, which means when the plant grows from it, it produces female flowers.
Many growers may also use Colloidal Silver on a marijuana plant to produce feminized seeds. The pollen collected will contain no Y chromosomes, only double X chromosomes, after colloidal silver is applied to the cannabis plant. This ensures female seed production
Why Are Feminized Seeds Important for Cannabis Growers?
Cannabis plants pollinated naturally with traditional breeding techniques produce both male and female seeds. In most cannabis plants, the male and female seeds occur in about equal number. That means cannabis cultivators must grow twice the number of plants to produce the number of female plants they desire for cultivation. Many growers prefer feminized cannabis seeds because they save lots of space in their gardens because male plants are not required for fertilization.
Feminized seeds are easy for growers to handle and require less maintenance. They are ideal for both beginners and occasional cannabis growers. With feminized seeds, cannabis growers have the ability to decide how many bushes they want to harvest. Once they determine that, they can germinate that many seeds for their harvest.
Growers prefer feminized cannabis seeds for several reasons, including:
- The heartier, larger cannabis plants they produce
- The plants respond well to training and modification
- Growers are given more time to learn their skills by using these
- The plants produce cannabis that offers consumers an intensely satisfying flavor, aroma and effect
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- Cannabis Seeds
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