What are feminized seeds?

Typically marijuana plants are either male or female, male plants produce flowers that fertilize the female plant, which develops bud and seeds, which are the feminized seeds. To produce vast quantities of feminized seeds it is necessary to use cloning methods, this includes “shocking” the plants with a silver solution in order to stop them from developing as males. As a result the seeds from plants that have been treated in this way will only produce female plants, hence why they are called feminized seeds. Feminized seeds will produce all female plants which are more likely to be harvested for marijuana over the male plants. Feminized seeds are also produced from cuttings of other female plants.

How did feminized seeds come about? During the 1960’s and 1970’s there were experimentations colchicine which is a powerful mutagen, that stops cell duplication, but the cellcore duplication continues. The result is a doubling or more of the chromosome set, this can be beneficial as it enforces many properties, such as higher production of thc and resistance to disease. However, what also occurred when gender chromosomes double, was that male or female chromosomes appear manifold, creating hermaphrodite plants.

In terms of genetics a cannabis plant is typically predisposed to become male or female, which is regulated by the two chromosomes that are known as X and Y. A plant with XX chromosomes becomes female and a plant with XY chromosomes becomes male. Plants have hormones that regulate its functioning, gender is one of those functions and although hormone balance is genetically determined it is partly influenced by environmental factors, and example of this is when a plant’s root becomes damaged. The roots produce a substance that slows down leaf growth, the leads to male flowers.

 Worldwide Marijuana Seeds has a wide range of feminized seeds available to buy, with over 500 strands to choose from including Amsterdam Mist, Jamaican Dream and White Ice. You can buy feminized seeds online either individually or in packs, all at competitive prices with discreet shipping direct to your door. In addition when paying by a credit card the item will appear on your statement under a discreet company name.

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