DIFFERENCE BETWEEN REGULAR AND FEMINIZED SEEDS

  • January 15, 2021
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Taking a look at the differences between regular and feminized seeds. If you are planning to grow the hottest of the hottest, then this knowledge is essential. We take a close look at each type of seed and their differences. We’re here to clear up any misconceptions about the differences between regular and feminized seeds. Growers typically prefer one variety over the other due to its growing characteristics.

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Before we dive into the differences between regular and feminized seeds, we should understand the significant differences between the sexes. Cannabis plants can be either male, female, or bisexual. Male plants develop oval-shaped pollen sacs during the flowering phase. Female plants develop calyxes and pistils to catch the pollen and develop seeds. It’s relatively easy. The male pollen pollinate the female flower, which then produces the seeds. Bisexual plants develop pollen sacs and flowers. When a cannabis plant is exposed to stressful conditions, its natural instinct for survival kicks in. Under such conditions, the plant sees practically no possibility of being pollinated in a timely manner. Hence, the plant begins to reproduce with itself. The female plant begins producing pollen sacs for self-pollination in order to pass on her ganja genes. The male plants can also develop calyxes, although this is very rare.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN REGULAR AND FEMINIZED SEEDS?

Cannabis SeedsRegular seeds are produced by a male and a female plant. The pollen from the male plant fertilizes the female, which in turn produces seeds. These seeds are called regular seeds because they come about in a “regular” natural way. Feminized seeds, on the other hand, are produced by two female plants. One of the female plants is exposed to stressful conditions to produce pollen which will fertilize the other female plant.

It is the flowers of the cannabis plant that are responsible for the cannabinoid content. This makes the female plant popular with many growers – so many choose feminized cannabis seeds to minimize the risk of a male plant. However, regular seeds are also used, as we will see later in the article.

WHAT ARE FEMINIZED SEEDS?

Put simply, feminized seeds are derived from two female plants and will produce female plants 100% of the time. With more advanced growing methods, breeders have gained more knowledge about how to grow cannabis. To produce feminized seeds, breeders provide the female plants with traces of colloidal silver, this forces the plant to produce pollen. The pollen fertilizes the female plants, which in turn produce feminized seeds. This is how seeds are feminized in today’s breeding process. When colloidal silver is used to feminize the seeds, the chances of hermaphroditic seeds are minimized. This happens because the female plant that produces the pollen has hardly any genetic make-up to become bisexual.

WHAT ARE REGULAR SEEDS?

When a male cannabis plant pollinates a female, the calyxes of the female plant produce regular seeds. Whenever a regular seed is planted, there is a fifty percent chance that it will become male or female.

WHAT ARE REGULAR AUTOFLOWERING SEEDS?

Regular autoflowering seeds are derived from a male and female cannabis plant, at least one of which carries autoflowering genes. BCSEEDS is a seed bank that specializes in regular seeds. They produced some awesome autoflowering species.

WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE FEMINIZED SEMEN?

Most growers prefer feminized seeds as they are 100% feminine. Most enthusiasts prefer cannabis for its crystal-covered flowers. The main concern of growers is the pollen, which can formally kill the flowers. With feminized seeds, you don’t have to worry about male pollination.

In addition, there is no hassle about meticulously checking the sex of the plant during flowering. You plant the seeds, care for the plant and get great flowers. As simple as that!

WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE REGULAR SEEDS?

Many professional growers prefer regular seeds for a variety of reasons. First, female plants derived from regular seeds are better suited as mother plants for cloning. Some consider the quality of the buds from regular seeds to be better, even though this is discussed long and wide.

Second, if breeders want to create strong crosses or special hybrids, then they can use a male plant for pollination rather than the “feminized” pollen from seed production.

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