When feminised cannabis seeds were first introduced to the wider market, the hassle of cultivating male plants was gone.
Regular seeds were standard in the past. These seeds were usually a 50/50 male and female seeds split. This one in two chance often frustrated growers who usually had to double their seedling numbers for the best chance of female plants.
These days feminised seeds flower as female plants only through this genetic modification. With the removal of every male chromosome, the chance of growing a female-only plant went from 50/50 to 99%.
Produced to ensure all the resulting plants are females, feminised cannabis seeds are a breeder’s secret weapon. While male plants can help with a breeding program, some growers are only interested in creating a supply of buds. Thus, the development and subsequent evolution of feminised cannabis seeds have totally revolutionised the cannabis industry over the last few decades.
A brief history
Cannabis that grows in the wild is usually hermaphrodite plants. This means they contain the physical traits of male and female. This genetic profile comes as a result of needing to self-populate. Most commercialised plants have hermaphrodite genes bred out of them in a time-saving measure. Quality feminised seeds are incredibly resistant to developing this gene, especially when cultivated in the correct conditions. Feminised seeds are created by a grower breeding two female plants together, ensuring their offspring will be female. This is achieved by spraying the juvenile flowers with gibberellic acid or colloidal silver to alter their development.
The pollen sacs are harvested, and the ‘female’ pollen used to harvest buds of another female plant. This results in the seeds developing with just female genes. As male plants can fertilise multiple females, the popularity of feminised seeds continues to significantly aid the future preservation of cannabis strains for generations to come.
Feminised seeds are great for a beginner grower as, if raised properly, they will produce buds no matter what. There’s no guesswork involved. So, if you’re looking for the best-feminized seeds for beginners, then here are our top three:
Gelat.OG is the culmination of bringing together two much-in-demand West Coast strains, viz. Gelato and OG Kush. If you are looking for a strain with a deliciously mouth-watering taste, heavy yields, pretty fast flowering and a happy yet potent and relaxing effect – and let’s face it, who isn’t? – then you may well have found your Holy Grail in Gelat.OG.
Gelat.OG grows well both indoors and outdoors. Cultivated indoors, it will grow to a height of between 90 – 120 cm. tall. Producing 500 – 600 gr/m2 in just 55 – 60 days of flowering. Outdoors it is recommended to plant out in at least 50-litre pots or, preferably, directly in the ground. Where it will grow to a height of 220 cm. Harvest time will be in the last days of September, giving it a wide range of cultivability even in higher latitudes where the inclement weather of autumn is yet to make an appearance, with yields of 400 – 600 gr/plant.
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White Widow is one of the best-known and still one of the most potent cannabis strains in the world. Originally created in the early 1990s, its release to the coffee shops of Amsterdam was soon met with universal rave reviews. Canna-tourists flocked in their thousands to find out whether all the advance publicity for this white strain was true. It was and remains so today. Bred by crossing a Brazilian sativa strain with a highly resinous South Indian indica, it is named after the plant’s frosty appearance. This makes it white with resin.
It is an easy strain to grow almost anywhere; its eight-week flowering period ensuring that it will be ready to harvest outdoors in October in northern latitudes before the weather gets too cold. THC levels are high, around 20%.
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Badazz Cookies OG
Badazz Cookies OG is a three-way hybrid comprised of BadAzz, OG Kush and Cookies Kush. Genetically, it is 70% indica and produces high levels of resin and terpenes, making it a great strain from which to make cannabis extracts and concentrates. This is a superb-tasting strain that will have smokers coming back for more and more.
Outdoors these plants can reach a height of up to 300 cm. when planted directly in the ground which gives the roots plenty of room to develop. The yield will be between 600 – 800 gr/plant with harvest in the first half of October in northern latitudes in this environment. Outdoor cultivation should only be attempted in regions where the weather will not cause high humidity and damp levels; otherwise, there is a strong likelihood of the crop being ruined.
If you ensure you’ve got the right conditions, then look no further for one of the best-feminized cannabis seeds.