But imagine how cool it would be if it were possible to plant a cannabis seed and see a non-stop harvest through every season – while not having to take into consideration any changes in light cycle or the cold weather. The impressive yield that one plant alone would give as the years pass by – because cannabis plants are capable of growing really quickly and provide several times more fibre mass than regular trees can in 12 months.
While this mother keeping can be fantastic for cloning, you won’t be able to get any buds as the plant will be in an “always growing” mode during the vegetative growth phase.
Well, long answer short: Yes, there is and it’s called Cannabis ruderalis, a low-THC variety native to Russia, Central and Eastern Europe. Many cannabis experts accept the fact that Cannabis ruderalis is a species in its own due to its traits and phenotypes, which set it apart from the sativa and indica variety – even though it is still debated so as to whether it is truly a sub-species of the sativa family.
That’s right – Cannabis ruderalis has the ability to autoflower on its own, based on age only, and not on how much light it receives. This explains why so many growers are now cross-breeding Ruderalis with sativa or indica strains to enjoy the benefits of both.
The grower claims that the genetically modified plant has produced buds for eight straight years, on average providing yields to the tune of nine kilos of dried bud mass each year. They further state that the plant can grow an unbelievable 28 feet tall. The strain is commercially available although it’s difficult to say how effective it is because there hasn’t been any clinical evidence to support those claims.
To conclude – annual plants offer greater advantages over perennials because they can produce more offsprings and allow the plant genetics to evolve really quickly.
One way of getting a perennial/multi-year harvest is to induce your plant into the vegetative phase again, once the buds have been cut off. In fact, his process has been utilised many times by marijuana lovers in the California mountains as well as indoor growers – because there’s no need to purchase new seeds and you can have the same genetics every time around.
Again (allegedly), the plant can get over winter and re-emerge in spring and the cycle will repeat into infinity. Doggies Nuts Seeds have also stated that the plant can grow wild if left unchecked, colonising areas wherever it is placed. In one season alone, it is capable of producing 3-4 generations of offspring – with each generation maturing and doing the same thing as intended.
In fact, in the last few years, enthusiasts and seasoned growers as well have attempted to cross-breed marijuana species with Hops and a number of other Cannabaceae family species, with no success in sight. There have also been reports of growers trying to graft cannabis branches on hop plants and even the other way around. This has not worked either because the grafted section would house the original plant genetics, while the host plant would house different genetic material. The two simply cannot be mixed.
Well, long answer short: Yes, there is and it’s called Cannabis ruderalis, a low-THC variety native to Russia, Central and Eastern Europe. Many cannabis experts accept the fact that Cannabis ruderalis is a species in its own due to its traits and phenotypes, which set it apart fro …
Hemp produces a wonderfully long and strong fiber, making it useful for a number of applications. Woven into cloth, it feels much like linen.
hempseed oil is an excellent feedstock for biodiesel, and has the highest yield per acre of annual crops (palm oil yield is higher.) With a good breeding program, oil yields for hemp can be improved even further.
Was just curious if marijuana or hemp I suppose is an annual or a perennial. I have always heard it’s an annual, however you also hear the reason we have so many wild hemp plants in the midwest is because they grew it during world war 2. If it were an annual when they stopped planting wouldn’t all the plants have died off?
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Unfortunately this is unlikely to happen, pot prohibition will continue, and americas will have to stick to crystal meth.
if the US would recover form the cerebral-rectal-insertion problem, we would see hemp as a crop again.
like most annuals it produces millions of seeds per plant. a few of the seeds manage to sprout and mature every year.
Hemp is not marijuana .Hemp has no THC You got a choice You need to make today ..
Was just curious if marijuana or hemp I suppose is an annual or a perennial. I have always heard it's an annual, however you also hear the reason we have so many wild hemp plants in the midwest is because they grew it during world war 2. If it were an annual when they stopped planting wouldn't all the plants have died off?