What are Feminized Seeds?
Feminized cannabis seeds yield female plants. Female cannabis plants develop high levels of cannabinoids. As such, growers who wish to maximize potency through bud production choose to grow female cannabis seeds.
We offer feminized seeds to make the cultivation process easier, albeit at a slightly higher cost. The higher prices stem from the sex reversal process that utilizes frequent foliar spray applications during breeding.
Feminized vs. Regular Seeds
Regular seeds sprout 50% male weed plants and 50% female plants. Male cannabis plants produce no buds or cannabinoids. They have pollen and a powerful desire to pass that pollen to nearby female plants for seed production. By growing female cannabis seeds, you avoid the risk of male plants pollinating nearby females.
“Sinsemilla” or seedless cannabis is highly desirable. Opening up a jar of fine sinsemilla is a pleasurable experience. There’s no better feeling than knowing that you got premium sinsemilla by growing Cannabis from seed.
Seedless cannabis produces higher cannabinoid levels than seeded weed. The pollination of a female plant shifts energy from forming cannabinoid rich flowers to creating the healthiest offspring possible
While we certainly appreciate Mary Jane’s dedication to survival, sometimes it’s best to avoid the risk of male pollination altogether. To do this, we recommend buying feminized cannabis seeds.
Why Buy Feminized cannabis Seeds?
When choosing between regular and feminized cannabis seeds, there are a few things to consider. Will you have the time and space to pre-sex your cannabis plants before transitioning into the flowering stage?
Significant factors when buying cannabis seeds include the size of your garden, and the time you’re willing to invest. Large cultivation operations often have difficulty pulling all males before it’s too late. Grow tents lack the room to grow male plants that will eventually be discarded.
Additionally, consider your permissible plant count. Many legal states allow only six plants per adult and household. You may not want to fill up your quota with plants that won’t produce cannabis buds. In this case, we recommend buying feminized cannabis seeds.
How to Make Feminized Seeds
Growers unfamiliar with cannabis breeding may wonder how to make feminized cannabis seeds. The process revolves around the foliar application of a silver-based solution during the flowering portion of the breeding stage.
Colloidal Silver and Cannabis
At Greenpoint Seeds, we use colloidal silver to produce our feminized seeds. The colloidal silver method is the most effective way of breeding high-quality seeds for sale.
Colloidal silver works by inhibiting ethylene production required by female cannabis plants to form flowers. The inhibition causes female plants to form male pollen sacs. We use the fem pollen produced by these sacs to pollinate other female plants and, in turn, create feminized seeds.
This time-consuming and expensive process results in 99.99% female seeds.
Unfortunately, the most common method for producing feminized seeds is stressing a female into forming pollen sacs. Growers with bad seeds experience hermaphrodite cannabis plants often by accident.
Growing indoors requires a mastery of the environment. When a poor environment is detected, female cannabis has evolved to self-pollinate for genetic preservation. Seeds produced this way are technically female but have passed the characteristics of high sensitivity to their offspring
It is our responsibility to cull sensitive plants so that only the best feminized seeds are passed on to future generations. That commitment is the reason to support breeders vs. seed banks.