Regular seeds are a great option for growers who enjoy creating unique strains. However, they require more experience than feminized seeds. Growers need to be able to identify male plants and remove them from the garden. This can be a challenge for new growers.
They also provide a natural ratio of male to female plants, making it easier for growers to cultivate. This makes them a favorite choice among experts.
They are a cross between a male and a female plant
Regular seeds contain both male (XY) and female (XX) chromosomes and can produce either male or female plants. This makes them popular among breeders who are looking to create new strains. In addition, regular seeds can retain higher levels of aromatic terpenes than feminized seed varieties.
Although the percentage of female versus male plants in a batch of regular seeds can vary, over a larger sample size it is theorized that the ratio will be around 50% female to 50% male. Nevertheless, this does not mean that all of the seeds will germinate into hermaphrodites.
It is also important to note that regular seeds are not as stable as feminized seeds, so it’s vital for growers to weed out any male plants from the crop before they start flowering. This process is called sexing and is a necessary part of growing cannabis. This is why feminized seeds are so popular – they eliminate the need for sexing and prevent hermaphrodicity from occurring.
They are a popular choice among growers
Regular seeds are a popular choice among growers for many reasons. They are not genetically modified, which makes them more stable. They also offer more breeding options. Regular seed strains can produce violet phenotypes and super-productive plants, making them a great choice for anyone looking to get the most out of their grow.
For experienced growers, regular seeds provide more genetic variation than feminized seeds. They can be used to create unique phenotypes and strains that highlight desirable characteristics, such as yield, resistance to pests, or THC/CBD ratio. However, it is important to remember that regular seeds can lead to hermaphroditis if not carefully controlled.
Growing regular seed requires a certain level of expertise, since the grower must identify male plants and cull them before they pollinate. This can be a difficult task, especially for new growers. In addition, it is a good idea to start with a large sample size, to ensure a high percentage of female plants.
They are more expensive than feminized seeds
Choosing the right seeds for your next grow is an important decision. Feminized seeds have become a popular choice for commercial growers, as they produce only female plants and guarantee high yields. However, regular (non-feminized) seeds can also be a good choice for small-scale operations or for those who are legally capped at a specific number of plants.
The difference between feminized and regular seeds is that the former have only female chromosomes, while the latter contain both male and female chromosomes. This means that hermaphrodite plants can develop, which are not ideal for cultivation and can produce poor quality smoke.
Nevertheless, despite the fact that regular seeds can be more expensive than feminized seeds, they are worth the investment. They are easier to grow and can withstand stress better than feminized seeds. They also offer more genetic diversity. Additionally, they are a good choice for those who want to experiment with crossing different strains.
They are easy to grow
A lot of growers like to work with regular seed because it is more natural and sustainable than feminized seeds. This is because feminized seeds only contain female chromosomes (XX), while regular seeds can produce both male and female plants or hermaphrodite plants.
SSSC has an excellent selection of regular marijuana seeds including Creamy Kees, Karel’s Haze, Kosher Haze, Prima Holandica, Frosty Friday and Creeper. They’re a good choice for experienced growers who are looking to preserve the original genetics of their strains. They’re also a good choice for growers who want to make mother plants.
This is because they’re more likely to yield the right phenotypes after germination. However, you must ensure that the plant is healthy and in a suitable environment. They also require sexing to remove the male plants. This may be a bit of a hassle, but it’s worth it if you want to produce a high-quality crop of weed. Moreover, they don’t need to be treated with chemicals that are harmful to the human body.