Not only will your buds have seeds in them, but potency may be reduced, and the seeds that have been made, will most likely carry the hermaphrodite gene. This means any seed you groom from this plant, has a good chance of being a hermie too.
The male parts will grow in the internodes, where the stems shoot off from branches. These can easily be confused for calyxes though, which are an ordinary part of a female plant.
Pretty simple, kill it. But that isn’t always an option. As percy growers, you really don’t have plants to spare. So you have to make the most of what you have.
We will discuss how to identify a hermie, and what they look like below, click here to skip to that section.
Instead of seeing the usual male flowers, you will see something known by growers as “bananas”. These will split open, and release pollen onto your plants, and you will soon have seeds growing in the buds.
Bananas are a clear sign that your female cannabis has hermied.
Because pollen is so light, it travels very easily in a breeze. In an indoor grow room, if pollen has been released into the air, you can be sure it’s pollinated other plants.
Finding seeds in your cannabis can be a downer, but it’s not the end of the world. Just because your cannabis has seeds in, doesn’t mean it isn’t high quality. It just needs to have the seeds removed before you use it.
Do this for all of the bananas you can find. It may not be ideal, and it may not get all of them, but it will at least reduce the amount of seeds in your buds.
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If you pull all the balls (plus keep an eye out for new ones), then you’ll probably be able to make it to harvest with unseeded buds. If you miss even a single pollen sac and the buds grow seeds, then just know that seeded buds are usually normal potency, but you will get much lower yields. This is why many growers pull down hermies on sight.
Question: This plant is growing both male and female parts. Is it a hermie? What do I do? Can I pluck the balls and grow her to harvest?
The balls are only growing on the one branch. If she is a hermi, is there a way to amputate the bad branch to protect the rest of the plant?
The safest option is the pull the plant completely. This will ensure that no pollen sacs do any accidental pollenation.
Yet if you’ve only got a couple of plants, and you’re willing to be vigilent while looking for new balls, then it’s definitely possible to pull all the balls and let the rest of the buds continue developing.
If you do keep her to harvest and she does produce seeds, I highly recommend against trying to grow these hermie seeds, as it’s very likely they’ll have the same problems as their mother.
Answer: Yes, this plant is a hermie / hermaphrodite.
These are two pictures of a single flowering plant that’s been in the flowering stage for about 2.5 weeks. She is showing beautiful white hairs / pistils up top.
Also, will she continue forming buds or is it a male plant at this point? Also, this plant is being grown in a grow tent with another female. Should I keep this one around or butcher it now to prevent from pollenating the other (apparently healthy) female plant?
Is my plant a hermie? She’s growing flowers, but also balls…. Can I still harvest her buds? Question: This plant is growing both male and female parts. Is it a hermie? What do I do? Can I pluck