Cannabis seeds are the tiny, germination-stage babies of cannabis plants. They grow into adult plants that will produce buds. This process is done through pollination, which requires male and female marijuana plants.
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Female seeds are perfect for cultivating cannabis, as only they will yield the coveted flowering buds that contain the cannabinoid THC. Cultivating feminized seeds can be much less stressful for beginners, as they don’t have to check for male plants and discard them as they would with regular seeds.
Feminized cannabis seeds are developed so that a majority of the plants will be females, which is easier for growers to manage than regular seeds that produce around 50% male plants. The feminization process uses various techniques to minimise the chance of intersexuality, so that there is no risk of hermaphrodite plants developing from feminized seeds.
Many reputable seed banks, such as ILGM and White Label, offer a range of high-quality feminized strains that are a great choice for home growers. These seeds are easy to grow and can be treated just like regular seeds from germination through veg, and they will yield high indoor yields of cannabis with a good potency of THC.
Autoflowering seeds are true survivors that can bloom and mature without the need for a change in light cycle. They race through the growing phase much quicker than photoperiod strains, so they are ideal for growers who want to achieve perpetual harvests.
They are also a good choice for newbie growers who may have limited knowledge, space and time to invest in a crop. With proper care, they can yield a good amount of buds.
Some growers synchronize their autoflowers with their feminized plants by planting them at the same time and placing them in a tent with a 20/4 light cycle. This allows the autoflowers to complete their
Some of the best examples of autoflowering strains are Gorilla Glue and Purple Kush. Both are Indica-dominant strains that can deliver that couch-lock feeling that seasoned users love. They are perfect for movie nights, although the effect can be too strong for newbies.
Before the introduction of feminized seeds, breeders worked with regular plants that produced both male and female flowers. This allowed them to select the best phenotypes and cultivate new strains. It can still be done today and although feminized seeds have a lower failure rate, many growers choose to use regular cannabis seed as it allows them to experiment with the various characteristics of different phenotypes.
Regular cannabis seed plants can withstand stressors in the growing environment and are more forgiving than feminized varieties, making them a good choice for novice growers who are trying to learn how to develop their own strains. They are also very easy to germinate and require little in the way of care.
In addition to their recreational benefits, the fatty acids found in these seeds can help with conditions such as insomnia and PMS symptoms by increasing serotonin production. They can also aid weight loss and assist in managing depression.
Hybrid cannabis seeds are a great choice for novice growers as they provide a balance of the best results from indica and sativa strains. They are able to inherit the quicker flowering times and more manageable heights of indica cultivars while also offering some of the uplifting, euphoric effects typical of sativa varieties.
F1 hybrids are great for those seeking a stable, uniform crop that can be grown easily in a range of environments/systems. They offer a faster veg period and express flowering, so that growers can get their harvest in a matter of weeks.
Dutch Passion offers a comprehensive collection of hybrid cannabis seeds including old school regular, feminized and autoflowering hybrids. Our award winning hybrids are easy to grow and deliver a balanced 50/50 indica potency with a sweet/fruity flavor. Keep the plants trimmed to boost airflow and enjoy a high-yield harvest in around 10-11 weeks. The XL yields of these hybrid strains make them a popular choice for commercial growing operations.