Types of Regular Seed
Feminizing cannabis seeds for production is no walk in the park, though it does come surprisingly cheap these days. Like all crops, it is subject to cultivation techniques which, over time, will transform the plant into a more desired crop of higher quality. Just because the feminized seeds are cheap now doesn’t mean the quality is necessarily low or even cheap. On the contrary, feminized cannabis produces a higher quality crop than the normal cannabis crop. The quality offered by the feminized cannabis seed is in most cases close to that of the regular cannabis crop. However, there is a lot more work to be done for females before they can be sold as regular cannabis seeds.
When it comes to cannabis breeding programs, the term “hybrid seeds” might be thrown around a lot. These are seeds that have had some genes from one parent removed so that they can produce plants which are very similar to each other. Many times, a hybrid seed may be necessary when two parents don’t produce healthy plants. Hybrid seeds are commonly used in breeding programs for producing new, strong plants that would otherwise be impossible to produce if the parents of the plants had just been crossed.
There are three major types of hybrid cannabis plants: indica, sativa, and culottes. The two most common hybrid varieties are the indica and culottes, though there are also some other varieties. Indica marijuana has the highest quality and has much more medical value to it than culottes. Some of the common benefits of indica are relaxation, mood enhancement, pain relief, and therapy for chronic diseases.
Sativa, or Humbugga, is much lower in medical value and has less medical value to it. These are not true “hybrid seeds,” but are regular seeds which have had the desirable traits and characteristics of both indica and culottes. Sativa is used much less often for medical reasons than culottes and is therefore much less expensive. However, there are pros and cons to both of these varieties.
Cannabis seed which has been hybrid includes a number of desirable traits which make the plant more hardy, resistant to disease, and able to tolerate some pests and diseases. The pros include resistance to pests and disease, hardier plant structure, greater yield, and lower prices. Some of the cons that exist include slower flowering and higher starting salaries due to the increased amount of time that it takes for buds to bloom. Some of the flowers do not reach their full potential until later in the season, and some of the plants can only tolerate certain climates better. Most importantly, there is a greater chance of cross pollination with indica than with culottes, which is what makes this type of hybrid so desirable.
Indica cannabis seeds are usually the most common type, which are produced and sold. The reason for this is because they are easier to grow and produce, resulting in lower costs per unit. This is why they are commonly used by professional breeders and farmers. A large proportion of the world’s population uses regular cannabis seeds genetics.
Calottus are the second most common variety of cannabis seeds used today. These are not actually a pure type of cannabis plant, but are a selection of hybrid plants which were crossed between culottes and sativa, resulting in the production of a crossbreed crop which is more hardy than its parents. As a result, these plants have a higher tolerance to heat, moisture, and drought, which results in a high yield. Some of the crossbreeding occurred when two different species were crossing each other specifically to create a more sturdy plant which would be able to cope under specific conditions. This in turn allowed the growers to use their plants for outdoor cultivation rather than indoor purposes.
Autoflowering cannabis seeds are one of the most popular forms of seed used today. These are simply feminized cannabis seeds which have had the feminization process performed to make them resistant to cross pollination and harsh weather conditions. Although you must keep in mind that any cross pollination will still occur with these autoflowering seeds due to the way that they have been crossed with Sativa. However, the feminization process gives them the ability to withstand the cross pollination occurring naturally without any issues.