They carry both male and female DNA in an ideal proportion of about 50%. This allows breeders to create new strains and produce superior clones.
Plant breeding is a process of selecting and crossing plants to produce new varieties. The goal of breeding is to create plants that are more resistant to disease, have better growth, or have more potent terpenes.
Breeding can be performed on a large scale or on a small scale, and it is an important part of cannabis cultivation. It allows growers to maintain genetic diversity and to ensure that they are getting the type of cannabis strains they want.
The cloning process takes half of the genetic code from one organism (an egg) and remixes it with half from another (a sperm). The resulting embryo is not genetically identical to the parent, but it does carry over the same desirable genes.
However, clones aren’t completely free of defects from the mother plant’s DNA. They can carry hidden genetic flaws that express themselves later on during flowering, as well as pest and disease vulnerabilities.
Aside from genetics, clones also need to be grown in a nutrient-rich growing medium that includes a rooting hormone to promote growth and help the roots grow properly. Once the clones have rooted, they will need water and nutrients until they are ready to be transplanted into your garden or grown in larger containers.
Clones are a great option for growers who need a guaranteed source of genetics but don’t want to deal with the hassle of planting seeds. They also tend to produce more yields and have similar phenotypes than seed-grown plants.
Old-school cannabis genetics have a special place in the world of regular seeds. These are seed strains that have stood the test of time and been proven to be easy to grow in a variety of different grow systems and grow mediums.
These cannabis strains are also known to have a high level of THC and are well-suited for growing indoors or outdoors. They are also popular with some specialist growers who appreciate the fact that they contain authentic original genetics which are often becoming rarer and harder to find.
The Super Sativa Seed Club (SSSC) offers a range of regular seeds that contain some of their most popular and elite old-school genetics. These seed strains come from the earliest days of cannabis seed breeding and were a mainstay of some of the first ‘home growers’ and growing collectives.
Experimentation is a scientific method for testing ideas and hypotheses. When done correctly, it helps you make data-informed decisions about how to evolve your product.
In a world where innovation is constantly happening, experimentation helps teams continually tweak and iterate on their products. It also provides a low-cost way to test new ideas before they launch.
A good experiment solves a user problem that has been identified using market research and customer and product experience (PX) insights. It also ensures that your team is solving one or more problems that actually create value for users.
The process of running experiments can be tricky to learn and master, especially if you don’t have any experience with them in your team or outside of Growth. If you’re not sure where to start, reach out to your product designers. They can help with launching your experiments, data analysis, technical challenges, and making sure you don’t misinterpret your results.