Traditionally cannabis seeds are naturally produced in the wild to be both female and male. When you grow regular cannabis plants a percentage of the plants will be female and the others will be male. Female plants will produce buds which are what people like to smoke and male plants will produce pollen which are useless when it comes to smoking. The problem comes when growing male and female plants together because once a male plant drops its pollen the females will catch the pollen and stop producing buds. Instead of producing buds they will now start producing cannabis seeds which you really don’t want as your yield will be low and the smoke will taste horrible with seeds popping off every few seconds. Being able to grow feminized seeds is a great revelation as now you will not have any male plants in your crop and your females will grow fatter and fatter for a great harvest.
Feminized cannabis plants if created correctly will grow without any male genetics coming through. In nature a female marijuana plant produces long hairs called trichromes. These hairs are there for one reason and that is to attract and collect pollen so the plant can reproduce and live on by making seeds. The beauty of isolating female plants away from the males is that the females will keep swelling and swelling producing more and more flowers because it is on a quest to find its pollen and reproduce. Starving the plant of pollen just makes it work harder and so will technically keep getting bigger and bigger. You need to be a little careful with female cannabis plants as due to nature’s ability to adapt once it reaches a certain stage in its growth it may self pollinate. Timming is crutial as to when you crop your plants as leaving them in growth for too long will cause negative effects on the finished product. Cannabis plants have the ability that when they are under stress or attack the automatic response is to reproduce because they think they are going to die. If the cannabis plant thinks it will die it will produce an amount of pollen that will drop on itself in order to produce seeds and live on for future generations. So if you have a female plant that has turned hermaphrodite this is actually completely normal if the plant has come under stressful conditions. Conditions such as very hot temperatures, very dry humidity and irregular lighting conditions can all cause female plants to turn hermaphrodite no matter how good a quality they are.
Its an interesting question really as to why you should use feminized cannabis seeds. There are some people out there that think feminizing cannabis plants goes against the laws of nature. These typically fanatic types believe that god developed plants to be a certain way and messing with this is not naturally and so should not be done. We think that although this is a valid point for a stoned cannabis nature lover personally is not on our list of priorities. Using feminized cannabis seeds is so much better than using regular seeds. Why go to the hassle of growing 10 regular seeds to end up having to throw away half your crop because they are male or risk them destroying the other half of your cannabis plants? To us it does not make sense growing with regular cannabis strains unless you are breeding cannabis or experimenting with original and natural landrace genetics. If you can use 10 Feminized seeds and not have to throw a single one away because they are all going to produce smoke able female buds the choice is simple.
Its another interesting question and the answer is that yes we can guarantee to within around a 99% certainty that all our feminized seeds will be female. The only real exception is that of nature itself and its ability to adapt. If we state that our seeds are feminised then that is what they are. Feminized Seeds are created in a way that kind of guarantees the seeds to produce female plants but if they are grown in stressful conditions even the most robust female cannabis plant can turn into a male and produce pollen and seeds. Nature’s response in a cannabis plant when it feels it is under attack or faced with death is to produce seeds to live on in the future generations. So if for some reasons your plants have been underfed, are in very hot temperatures, without light for a prolonged period of time or abused in any other way they can and will produce pollen and self pollinate as a hermaphrodite. So yes we can guarantee that our seeds are feminized but we can’t guarantee how they are grown. Even things like too much ph acid in your feed could cause hermaphrodite plants to occur.