Feminized Cannabis Seeds
Buy Feminized Seeds – While most of what we produce at Greenpoint Seeds are regular marijuana seeds, we produce feminized seeds as well. Feminized seeds, also known as “female seeds” or “fem seeds”, are seeds that are guaranteed to be female sex (sensimilla). Regular marijuana seeds generally produce plants that are 50% female and 50% male. Feminized weed seeds have XX chromosomes, and do not contain a Y chromosome.
How is it possible to guarantee your cannabis seeds will only produce female plants? Cannabis seeds breeders have developed a clever method to accomplish this seemingly impossible feat. Instead of utilizing a male plant or pollen donor as is traditionally done when producing regular seeds, two females are bred together to produce feminized seeds.
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When two female cannabis plants are crossed together, both of which have XX chromosomes, all of the resulting offspring are guaranteed to have XX chromosomes. Thus, all the offspring are female.
This crossing method for ensuring female genetics sounds good in theory, but how about in practice? How is it possible that two females can be bred together? This is where the resourceful wit of the cannabis breeder comes in.
A hormone like Gibberellic Acid (GA3) can be applied to a female plant, causing the female marijuana plant to produce male anatomy. This means that the female cannabis plant will produce male flowers and pollen. This cannabis pollen is collected and used to fertilize a second female plant. This biological “loophole” allows for a female to fertilize another female, and to produce 100% female plants. The breeder can breed with two proven and verified female plants, and the entire process of verifying the value of a male cannabis plant can be bypassed.