In the current cannabis seed market, it is possible to buy both regular and feminized seeds. But, what’s the difference? Beginners could purchase seeds without understanding the real difference. Further, we explain the main characteristics of each of them and how they can influence cultivation. This is done in order to evaluate which are the most suitable cannabis plants for your needs. Regular seeds are completely pure and natural and produce both female and male cannabis plants. Feminized seeds are seeds obtained from Cannabis plants treated with special agronomic techniques. In this case, the plants produced from these seeds will express only the female sex. The first seed company to introduce feminized seeds to the market was “Dutch Passion” in 1998.
This is what feminized seeds look like
Feminized seeds and the methods
Both of these seeds have their own qualities that make them unique.
Thus a real revolution in the cultivation of cannabis seeds began. Today, we find several seed companies on the market that offer a wide range of feminized seeds in their catalogs. And, in some cases, there are companies that sell exclusively this type of product. The reason for this commercial strategy is quite obvious: most cannabis growers are not interested in hybridization and their only goal is to produce large quantities of top quality marijuana. This means that the ultimate goal is to grow only female cannabis plants. Buying feminized cannabis seeds avoids wasting time and being overwhelmed by frustration (there is nothing worse than growing numerous cannabis plants for several weeks and then discovering that half of them are male when the target initial was to get only female plants). When introduced to the market, the feminized seeds initially showed a rather poor quality, receiving heavy criticism from the public (given the high percentage of hermaphrodite Cannabis plants that developed from these seeds).
For most growers, feminized seeds are the ideal choice when buying a variety of cannabis: they produce excellent quality grass without the risk of running into some male plants. When a professional cannabis grower wants to produce his own seeds and create his own hybrids he needs to work with plants that show both male and female sex. This is necessary in order to pollinate female flowers with male pollen, thus obtaining new genetic crosses and new seeds. This is one of the main reasons why regular seeds continue to be grown.
With regular cannabis seeds you can find a genetically untouched phenotype that is totally different and the keeper in your grow room.
Feminized cannabis seeds are incredibly popular by the home grower, but we should not forget about regular seeds!
You can begin a small scale breeding project that is relatively straightforward, as the aim is not commercial financial value but to make your own strain. After a long time of breeding with selected clones and male plants, you can possess some of the most breathtaking strains around.
CREATE YOUR OWN STRAIN
So what are the advantages of using regular seeds?
Before feminized seeds came about, many old generation growers would take the opportunity to breed male and female plants from their grow rooms, to enhance the features of the strains they had.
‘Back in the day’ the only way to grow weed with seeds were ‘regular’ seeds. The classic way nature intended them to be. So from a seed you either got a male or a female plant. But most growers grow cannabis to harvest the buds which they can smoke, so they’re mainly interested in the female plants. For this reason feminized seeds have been created.
When you grow with feminized seeds you will be sure you’ll get only female plants in your garden. The beauty of this is that it takes out a lot of unnecessary work. All plants will be female, instead of that genetic lottery of male/female.
CBD strains offer a wide range of benefits and provide a clear-headed effect without a high.
If you want an even mix of male and female plants, then regular cannabis seeds are for you. Having both sexes at your disposal will enable you to create your own strains.
Cannabis seeds are available in four primary categories: regular, feminized, autoflowering, and CBD. Each type features its own unique advantages and disadvantages and appeals to different cultivators depending on their goals.
If you want nothing but resinous flowers from your grow, then feminized seeds are for you.
Occasionally, they’ll flip sexes in an attempt to fertilise themselves. They produce oddly shaped pollen-producing structures known descriptively as “bananas”.