WHAT ARE FEMINIZED MARIJUANA SEEDS?
Male cannabis plants produce pollen whereas female plants produce bud. When regular cannabis seeds grow, they produce roughly 50% male and 50% female plants. This poses a problem for us growers, in that there is always a risk that if not identified and culled early enough one of the male cannabis plants will pollinate the rest of our crop.
Before the invention of feminized seeds in the early 90’s, cultivators had to come up with various methods of spotting the early signs of male cannabis plants. But the simple reality is that it is time consuming and costly to cull half of the plants that you have spent so much time and effort growing. And that is if you do manage to successfully pull out your male plants before they have begun producing pollen. Done too late and it could spell disaster for your bud producing female plants.
Feminized marijuana seeds solve this problem. Genetically engineered to produce female plants 99.99% of the time, feminized seeds almost completely eliminate the chances of a male plant growing among your crop. For us growers this means less time and effort worrying about male plants and more time spent perfecting those bud producing females.
WHAT ARE AUTOFLOWERING MARIJUANA SEEDS?
Ruderalis cannabis plants are native to the cold arid climates of Siberia, Russia, Eastern Europe, and Asia. Due to the short daylight hours that they have to endure in these regions, ruderalis strains have developed the unque ability to flower automatically regardless of season and produce flowers in less time. But what does that mean for us growers?
By harnessing this characteristic, our breeders have crossed various popular marijuana strains with ruderalis genetics to produce an entire range of stable autoflowering seeds. The main benefits to growing with autoflowers are that you no longer need to change the light cycle to trigger flowering and that growing times are greatly reduced.
Although yields are smaller, the progression of autoflower breeding programs has meant that we are now producing strains capable of 500g/m2 yields and with THC levels of up to 25%. If you are in a hurry for some bud, or simply have a couple of months left at the end of your growing season, why not try growing one of our autoflower seeds.