Types of marijuana seeds

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The Cannabis sativa, commonly known as marijuana, is a sexually reproducing plant by pollinating a male to female exemplary. The result of pollination is the formation of seeds that contain the genetic combination of both parents. To start your cultivation it is important to know the differences and advantages of each type of marijuana seeds.

Photo Dependent seeds and autoflowering seeds:

The marijuana plants need a good supply of light to grow and flourish properly in any case.

There are  photos dependent and  autoflowering varieties, both need light to carry out their biochemical processes, but the main difference lies in:

  • The  light – dependent varieties grow or flourish depending on the hours of light received
  • The auto – flowering varieties grow and flourish regardless of the hours of light received.

Photo Dependent marijuana seeds:

The cannabis seeds  light dependent may be feminized or regular.

Photodependent marijuana seeds

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These begin to bloom when they are adults and notice a reduction in daylight hours. In indoor crops you can easily control them by timing the light, since they need 18 hours of light and 6 hours of darkness during their growth stage and 12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness during the flowering stage.

That is why, of all the photos dependent varieties you can obtain mother plants and make your own cuttings.

Types of photo dependent varieties:

Photo Dependent feminized seeds :

The feminized cannabis seeds foto dependientes  are obtained by pollination of flowers of a female plant with pollen formed on a reversed male (female male converted by STS or silver thiosulphate).

The reversed male can be crossed with a female of the same genetics or the reversed male can be crossed with a female of another genetics. If the same genetics are crossed, the resulting seeds will be more stable.

Advantages of planting photos dependent feminized seeds:

  • Optimized crops : If your goal is to obtain marijuana and since all the seeds you plant will be female, you can ensure that the materials you use for those plants will be useful, since you will not have to discard the males as with regular seeds.
  • Greater control of plant size : Since photos dependent feminized plants will grow or flourish according to the light hours you provide, you can adjust the growth time of your plants depending on the space you have. Approximately photos dependent plants are adult in 30 days if the cultivation conditions have been adequate.
  • High production:  Regardless of what each photo dependent plant can offer you (which will normally be superior to autoflowering ones ), being feminized you will maximize your production, since you will control its growth and you will have the certainty of cultivating females.
  • Outdoors they are the most suitable for planting in season (it is recommended to plant a batch of cars to harvest while they grow and bloom). If you want to know more about growing feminized outdoors,  visit our post on how to grow photos dependent feminized outdoors.

Regular photo dependent seeds :

The regular marijuana seeds light dependent are obtained by pollination of flowers of female plants with pollen formed in male plants (not reversed).

The result of the seeds of this cross obtained are marijuana plants that can be male or female, so once your plants show their sex, you must separate them or get rid of the males in case you don’t want them to hybridize new genetics.

Approximately 50% of regular seeds are born male and the other 50% are born female, so if your intention is to produce marijuana, you will have to plant twice as many seeds to keep approximately half the face of the flowering stage.

Advantages of growing regular photo dependent seeds:

Greater genetic diversity : Given the fact that regular seeds are never born from crossing two identical genetics, but similar or totally different, the genetic diversity you find will be broader  ( number of phenotypes or plants with different characteristics broader) than growing feminized seeds. This makes it easier to find “rare” or “unique” varieties than selecting feminized ones.

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