Feminized Cannabis Seeds
If you want to buy quality feminized cannabis seeds, you must understand precisely what it is you’re buying. Feminized cannabis seeds are not just premium seeds with a higher price tag. They are marijuana seeds carefully bred to produce only female cannabis plants — no males, no seeds.
To be clear, female cannabis plants are the only ones that develop flowers and thus the only ones to produce a useful amount of cannabinoids like THC and CBD. Though males produce no flowers or cannabinoids, they do produce pollen and a powerful desire to pass that pollen to some nearby ladies. And they’re good at it, too! A single male can pollinate hundreds of female cannabis plants within miles.
Female Only Plants
By growing female-only cannabis seeds, you avoid the risk of male plants pollinating nearby females. This is important for a few reasons. First is the convenience and bag appeal of a seedless sack of weed. There’s nothing better than opening up a jar of some fine sensimilla, or seedless cannabis flower, and there’s no better feeling than knowing that you grew that premium bud yourself from a small seed.
Secondly (and perhaps most importantly), is the fact that seedless cannabis produces higher cannabinoid levels compared to seedy weed. Essentially, the moment a female cannabis plant is pollinated, her energy averts from producing cannabinoid-rich flowers toward producing the healthiest offspring possible. Indeed, Mary Jane is a strong female, and if pollinated, she will sacrifice cannabinoid production for the sake of her kids.
While we certainly appreciate Mary Jane’s dedication to her lineage, sometimes it’s best to avoid the risk of male pollination all-together. To do this, we recommend buying feminized cannabis seeds.
What Are Feminized Cannabis Seeds?
As mentioned, feminized cannabis seeds are simply seeds specially bred to produce only female flowers. The most common method for producing feminized marijuana seeds is to stress a female into producing her own pollen sacks as a means of protecting her genetic line. Basically, by stressing a female cannabis plant, she briefly assumes she’s done-for and will pollinate herself or other nearby females so her genetic line will not die. Score one for evolution!
After carefully stressing a female into pollination, breeders can confidently sell the resulting seeds as “female cannabis seeds,” knowing full-well that no males will be in the mix.
Pollen from male plants contains both X and Y chromosomes. As such, seeds produced from male pollen will produce either female plants (which contain only XX chromosomes) or male plants (which contain both X and Y chromosomes). By removing the male from the pollination process, there is no Y (male) chromosome to pass on to the next generation. Hence, all seeds produced from a pollinated female plant will only contain female genetics. Unless the next generation is also stressed, they should all produce seedless cannabis flower.
Should You Buy Feminized Seeds?
At Greenpoint Seeds, our primary focus is on regular cannabis seeds. These allow both growers and breeders the opportunity to experiment with different strains at a relatively low price. However, we also offer many feminized seeds to make the cultivation process easier, albeit at a slightly higher cost. The increased price point is solely due to the additional feminizing step these seeds endure; both our regular marijuana seeds and our feminized seeds produce dank buds with high cannabinoid levels.
When choosing between regular and feminized cannabis seeds, there are a few things to consider. For example, will you have the time and the capacity to pre-sex your cannabis plants before transitioning into the flowering stage? This process is easy enough for small grows, but large operations often have difficulty pulling all males before it’s too late. The size of your grow and the time you’re willing to invest are significant factors when choosing the best cannabis seeds for your needs.
Additionally, consider your permissible plant-count. Many legal states only allow a certain number of plants per adult and household, and you may not want to fill up your quota with plants that may or may not make it. In this case, we recommend feminized cannabis seeds.
Finally, do you plan to breed your plants? Cannabis strain breeding is an advantageous hobby but usually requires the use of both male and female plants. If breeding your plants is on the horizon, regular cannabis seeds may be a better option for you.
Buy Feminized Seeds Today!
Feminized cannabis seeds are a great way to improve cannabis cultivation efficiency. Rather than risk males in a cannabis crop, many marijuana growers opt for female-only seeds. This can be a bit tricky, of course — regular marijuana seeds and feminized seeds look the same, after all – but buying feminized cannabis seeds from knowledgeable breeders with a track record of success can make the process much easier.