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different weed seed types

There is a 50% chance the seed produces a male plant. It can be hard to differentiate male plants from female plants until they are at least 3-4 week old seedlings. You could end up with male plants in a greenhouse full of females. Male plants are usually undesirable unless you are trying to breed new strains or collect pollen for future use (“pollen banking”).

Let’s break down the three types of cannabis seeds to help you get to know the pros and cons of each.

Regular seeds

Advantages of autoflowering seeds

When female Cannabis plants are “stressed” they sometimes begin to produce pollen. Stressful conditions for a female Cannabis plant include inadequate water, intense heat/UV light, intense herbivory, or insufficient access to male plants. Growers have learned to take advantage of this natural phenomenon to produce “feminized seeds.” If a female Cannabis plant is subjected to stressful conditions (or chemicals are applied to the plant to mimic stressful conditions), the female plant may produce pollen-bearing flowers. Pollen is harvested from those flowers and used to pollinate the female flowers of the same plant (self-pollination). Once the female plant has pollinated itself, it is almost guaranteed to produce seeds that will only grow up to be females (due to the lack of Y chromosomes involved in reproduction).

Disadvantages of feminized seeds

Crop King Seeds is a Canadian-based breeder and seed bank at the same time.

There’s only 1 problem with this seed bank though…

While auto-flowering seeds may look easy on the surface (not needing to change the light cycle)…

Seedbanks vs Breeders

There are pros and cons for both options, and what you will choose, essentially is dependent on your specific setup and your growing skill.

Although you have an idea about what ‘auto-flowering’ seeds are…

Haze (Different Types)– (CropKingSeed – CA / Seedsman – UK)

You feel that the effects of your Purple Kush plant are too sedative. You want to know how the effects would be of a strong sedative strain like Purple Kush with the more uplifting effects of White Widow.