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How to Tell if Your Cannabis Plant is Male or Female
Cannabis cultivators the world over know the obsessive, purgatorial feeling of waiting for their plants to mature to discern sex – female, male or hermaphrodite. A male plant, while essential for reproduction, can also run rampant across a garden and devastate an entire crop of flowering female plants — intended for consumption — by inadvertently pollinating them and causing hermaphroditism. If culled and managed correctly, the male becomes a key part of this sustainable, perpetuating reproduction process.
There’s no way to ascertain if a seedling is male or female with the naked eye. Growers often find themselves on the edge of their seats waiting for plants to mature while telltale signs of sex slowly reveal themselves.
As they mature, plants express themselves physically in characteristic ways. Size is a great indicator of sex. Males tend to grow faster and higher in the first stage of growth than do the females. Male plants have a longer intermodal space as well. The intermodal space is the space between the limbs of the plant that originate from the main stalk. Females are smaller than a male plant in the beginning growth stages, with shorter intermodal spaces and a squatter appearance.
Male plants also get a woodier stalk sooner than do females. This is needed to support the taller plant. The male plant is usually the source of fiber that is used in fabrics and other industries. While the female plant is also used as a source of industrial fiber, the male plant is preferred. Male cannabis plants look more like hemp than does a female cannabis plant. Its fibers are almost as tough, but the cellulose that the male cannabis plant contains isn’t as robust as is the male hemp plant.
The goal is usually to raise a crop without seeds. This is known as a sin similla plant. It’s a Spanish word that aptly translates as “without seeds.” Most people bunch the two words into one, making it sinsimilla to the foreign tongue. A sinsimilla plant, then, is an unpollinated female plant.
Flowering in both sexes usually starts within the third to fourth week of growth. There can be more recent signs that a plant is male, but the clincher is when they start to flower. The first buds will usually begin where the limb reaches the main stalk.
A male plant will have a purely green bud. The flower comes later. It looks like it’s a rolled up flower that hasn’t unrolled yet. A female plant will have a sprout that looks more like a pair of long thin flowers as it sprouts. The sprouts on the males will eventually open into a pollinating flower. If the male isn’t culled it will pollinate the females and cause seeds to appear. The female plant will be less potent and will harvest less bud. Plus you’ll have to pick out all of the seeds or the pipe will periodically explode as it burns a seed.
For situations when seeds are the desired result, there is always a male in the crop. To have the females produce copious amounts of seeds, just leave the male crop where it is and with the help of a good strong fan to circulate the male’s pollen, you’ll have bunches of seeds hanging from the females in eight to 10 weeks.
Know a mature seed by its texture and appearance. Its texture will be firm and light, usually with spots of some amount. Once all of the seeds look alike it is time to harvest the seeds.
Feminized Cannabis Seeds
Some cannabis users often say that cultivating their favourite recreational or medical cannabis strain would be too difficult or too much work.
But what if you had a marijuana seed that made it that much easier to grow marijuana? What if you could avoid those troublesome male plants that can cause so much difficulty for inexperienced growers?
Best Feminized Marijuana Seeds
In light of increased cannabis legality over the past twenty years, tremendous advancements in the evolution of cannabis seeds continue to gather pace. One such advancement, and an increasingly popular group of cannabis seeds at MGS, are our extensive range of feminized seeds. High-quality feminized seed strains are extremely challenging to produce and take years of research and testing to create the perfect, easy to grow, female cannabis plants.
While growing marijuana using regular cannabis seeds can require quite a bit of time, knowledge and patience, feminized seeds are far simpler to manage compared to traditional cannabis seeds and offer a gateway into cannabis cultivation for those with little or no cannabis growing experience.
When growing cannabis using regular cannabis seeds, it is vital to identify the different sexes and remove the male plants early in the blooming period. This is because male cannabis plants don’t produce the buds that are used both recreationally and medically. Failure to do this correctly can destroy a batch of cannabis.
Germinating Feminized Marijuana seeds
However, feminized cannabis seeds are bred to produce only female plants, so every plant grown from that seed will flower as a female. While the flowering time of the feminized seeds is much the same as the regular seeds, the final crop will yield bigger and more potent buds with a high THC level. As such, feminized marijuana seeds are highly advantageous for growers under artificial lighting, outdoors or in a greenhouse.
Feminized seeds will typically produce about 95% female cannabis plants compared to just 50% when using regular cannabis seeds. In addition, the female plants produce buds that typically offer a higher THC level and given how easy to grow these female seeds are, many growers have now switched from traditional cannabis seeds to feminized cannabis seeds.
Regular or Feminized Marijuana seeds?
As you might expect at MGS, we offer virtually all of the regular cannabis seeds in the feminized form. Our seeds bank offers a huge seeds collection from top brands, including Barneys Farm, and Royal Queen Seeds with all of our seeds having been bred to ensure only the highest level of quality.
If you’re interested in buying feminized cannabis seeds like the cannabis cup winner OG Kush or the world-famous Amnesia Haze, look no further. From famed hybrid sativa strains including Jack Herer, Tangerine Dream and Durban Poison, to classic indica strains like, Wedding Cake, Purple Kush and White Widow or the potently high in THC strain, Gorilla Glue, MGS offers an outstanding range of feminized seeds that will grow into truly impressive cannabis plants.
Along with our wonderful range of feminized cannabis seeds, we also offer autoflowering seeds, regular seeds, medical cannabis seeds including high in CBD seeds, and so much more in our vast seeds bank.
Click here to check out our frequently asked questions or visit our shop to explore our impressive seeds collection where you’re sure to find your favourite cannabis strain, and plenty of others to tantalize your taste buds.
And with our discreet and secure shipping service, buying feminized seeds has never been easier. So, don’t delay, buy cannabis seeds and grow marijuana with Marijuana Grow Shop.