Cannabis seeds. Marijuana is considered as a dioecious plant, which means its male and female reproductive organs can be seen on separate individuals. Female cannabis plants should be grown in environments which lack male plants in order to produce medical and recreational marijuana stores: seedless, marijuana flowers with high potency, naturally known as “sinsemilla.”
For reproduction to take place, enable to pollinate the flower of the female plant with a male plant which results in seeds produced by the female flower. But, different types of cannabis can develop some male flowers alongside female flowers on the same plant, particularly when open to environmental stressors or allowed to flower for a long period of time. This is called the hermaphrodite condition, and as time goes on, these male flowers will deliver viable pollen and self-pollinate the encompassing female flowers to produce seeds.
When the seeds start to mature, the female plant slowly dies, and seeds either fall to the earth where they germinate and develop into young cannabis plants the following spring, or they are gathered and processed into hemp seed oil, nourishment.
Feminized Cannabis Seeds
Feminized cannabis seeds are created by igniting the monoecious, or hermaphrodite condition in a female cannabis plant. This is done by using various methods including:
– By sprinkling a solution of colloidal silver on the plant
– Using a method called Rodelization
– By sprinkling gibberellic acid on the plant
Feminized seeds create plants that almost resemble this self-pollinated female parent plant, as just a single set of genes is available. This can also be called “cloning by seed” and won’t create any male plants. But many breeders of feminized seeds don’t experience the protracted (and expensive) procedure of recognizing a totally stable mother plant for seed production. Most feminized seeds wind up being hermaphrodites, which can lead to flowers with seeds within them and diminished yields. Most experienced cultivators won’t utilize feminized seed, and they ought to never be utilized for reproducing purposes.
Auto-Flowering Cannabis Seeds
Many marijuana plants start their flowering cycle when the photoperiod (duration of time) they are presented to light each day, is lessened to somewhere close to 12 and 14 hours, notwithstanding the size or age of the plant. However, the Cannabis ruderalis species will start flowering once the plant is of a specific age and does not rely upon a change in photoperiod.
A few cannabis growers have cross-bred the low-THC ruderalis with other strong varieties to produce auto-flowering strains. These strains will create indica, sativa, or hybrid cannabis flowers that begin to sprout immediately before they reach maturity. This is most preferable in northern climates where summers are short and frosty, and wet weather comes early in the fall. Auto-flowering strains can be planted during the start of spring and will flower during the longest days of summer to make use of the best quality light accessible. In contrasts to clone moms, autoflowering strains can’t be left in a vegetative state.
The Difference Between Cannabis Seeds and Cannabis Clones
A clone is a cutting removed from a plant and then put into a growth medium to incite root generation. When it has rooted, it can be developed into a mature plant that is genetically similar to the one it was taken from.
Seeds possess genetic data from two parent plants that can be shown in various distinctive combinations including the mother, the father, and both. Developing similar cannabis plants utilizing seeds is a very hard and extensive process. Normally, cannabis breeders will plant a huge amount of seeds and pick the best plant, and then remove clones from that individual to develop their cannabis flowers, or just begin with a tested clone gotten from another producer as their mother plant.