Bud rot, also known as botrytis or gray mold, is a nuisance that can devastate an entire harvest before it’s detected. Once the fungal spores infect a plant, you must act quickly to stop the outbreak from spreading. Fortunately, many mold-resistant strains are available that can stop fungus in its tracks.
Bud rot typically occurs in humid environments that lack proper ventilation. Once it has infected a plant, you may notice fluffy white, grey, or brown patches on the flowers. Because the fungus usually grows on the inside of the buds, you might not detect it until your entire garden is infected.
If your grow area is particularly damp, your plants may be at risk of contracting botrytis. You can take several steps to prevent this from happening; however, the easiest way is to grow a mold-resistant strain.
Mold-resistant cultivars have been selectively bred to thrive in humid environments. They typically have fluffy buds that dry out quickly after a rainstorm. While these strains are not entirely immune to bud rot, they are far less likely to be infected than other cultivars.
If you’re tired of losing your plants to bud rot, we’ve got you covered. At Greenpoint Seeds, we offer a variety of mold-resistant strains that are hardy, high-yielding, and easy to cultivate. Shop our collection of regular and feminized cannabis seeds today.