Regular seeds are the most common type of cannabis seed. They are the result of crossbreeding a male and a female plant.
The ratio of females to males in regular seeds is usually around 50%. This is a good ratio for growers who are not interested in breeding and just want to harvest a good crop of flowers.
They are cheaper
The price of cannabis seeds varies, depending on several factors. This includes the quality of the genetics, the supplier’s costs, and the legality of buying seeds in your area.
While feminized seeds are very popular, regular seeds are still a viable option for growers. These types of seeds will naturally produce female plants 99% of the time, and are more affordable than feminized varieties.
Regular seeds also offer many other advantages that feminized seeds don’t. For example, they can be used for cloning. This method enables growers to create strong and healthy clones that can be easily rooted in soil or hydroponics systems.
They are more stable
Regular seeds are a great option for growers who want to breed new strains and create genetically sturdy clones. This is because they are more stable than feminized or autoflowering varieties.
They also have less risk of becoming hermaphrodites when stressed, making them easier to work with in situations where you’d like to take cuttings from mother plants.
This is because regular seeds don’t undergo any genetic tampering, unlike feminized seeds. This makes them more likely to produce robust descendants, especially when you’re breeding for flower production and/or breeding to create a specific phenotype or flavor profile.
They are easier to weed out
Regular seeds are a good option for growers who want to produce their own strains. They are easier to weed out than other types of seeds and are also cheaper.
They tend to be hardier than feminized seeds, and they are more resistant to pests and disease. They are also better suited to growing in less-optimal environments.
They are more resistant to pests
Many types of plants have been bred to include pest resistance traits. For example, blight resistant corn (Zea mays), rust resistant wheat (Triticum aestivum) and aphid-resistant alfalfa (Medicago sativa) are among the most commonly cultivated crops.
Herbicide-tolerant and insect-resistant varieties of crop plants have been on the scene since at least the mid-1980s. A few of the aforementioned herbicide-tolerant cultivars, like glyphosate-resistant soybeans and glufosinate-ammonium-tolerant sugar beets have been widely adopted in recent years. Similarly, many insect-resistant varieties, such as bacillus thuringiensis incorporated into cotton and Bt maize have gained widespread adoption over the last decade. Despite the growing interest in genetically engineered crop technology, the jury is still out on whether or not it is an effective and cost-effective component of long-term cropping strategies.
They are easier to breed
When it comes to breeding cannabis seeds, regular seeds are much easier than feminized varieties. Because there are a natural proportion of male and female plants in the plant, it is easy to breed the right genes together to produce strains with ideal potency, taste, yield, smell, growth stature, and resistance to pests.
Feminized seeds are typically harvested from all-female plants, meaning they have a 100% chance of producing only female flowers. This process is not perfect, but it has become the preferred method of commercial growers since it saves time and money by eliminating the need to weed out male plants.
For growers who have a small indoor operation or need to comply with strict seed limits, feminized seeds are a great choice. They provide an efficient way to maximize your crop, and will allow you to harvest buds at the pace you prefer.