Regular seed is a type of cannabis seed that contains both male and female seeds in an ideal proportion. These seeds are a favorite among growers, old and new alike.
They are a great way to practice growing, and to hone your skills before turning to feminized varieties. They also provide a more diverse assortment of seeds than feminized seeds do.
They are cheaper
If you’re in the market for seed, you have a number of options. You can get cheap seed at your local garden center or hardware store, and it’s also possible to find a good deal online.
Feminized seeds are a much better option for growers who are concerned about the risk of hermaphrodites turning into male plants during stress. They’re also more resilient, making them easier to grow and reducing the chances of pests or other problems occurring.
Regular seed also offer a wider range of phenotypes, which can make them an excellent choice for growers who are interested in breeding their own strains. It’s a very exciting journey and can be an incredibly rewarding experience.
They are easier to breed
Regular seed is easier to breed than feminized seeds because they produce a natural proportion of male and female plants. This means that growers have a higher chance of creating a superior clone than they would with feminized seeds.
Feminized seeds, on the other hand, only produce female plants 99% of the time. This means that growers will have to weed out males, which can be a time-consuming task and often results in growers discarding half of their harvest.
This is why many cultivators prefer regular seed for breeding purposes. They are cheaper and can be sourced from reputable breeders with a reputation for producing quality genetics. They are also less likely to produce hermies than feminized seeds, which makes them an excellent choice for small-scale indoor operations.
They are more resistant to pests
For decades, plant breeders have sought to develop varieties that are resistant to pests and diseases. These varieties have physical and chemical characteristics that help them resist or even kill the pests.
In some cases, these traits are imparted by complex assemblages of genes (multigene resistance). These durable forms of pest resistance are often called horizontal resistance by plant breeders because they generally last longer than specific single-gene resistance.
When entomologists evaluate the effectiveness of seed blends versus block refuges, they need to know a lot about the behavior of larvae and adults. This includes when and where they feed, where and how they move, and when and where they mate.
They are more resistant to diseases
Regular seed, when germinated, are less susceptible to attack by fungi and pathogens that infect plants. These include fungus disease of red clover and several other legumes in wet seasons.
These diseases reduce the yield of these crops. It is important to plant only seeds that come from disease-free fields.
Many vegetable species have developed R genes that produce proteins to recognise specific pathogen effectors. These R gene products can be a single protein or an assemblage of proteins containing several different effectors.
In addition, many R genes are involved in signalling processes that orient the defence response toward the point of pathogen attack. These signalling processes involve cytoskeleton dynamics and vesicle trafficking. These mechanisms allow plants to respond to biotic attack quickly and effectively.