You can find a full range of regular seeds on i49 since classics never go out of style. For the best cannabis strains, buy online or contact: +1(240)618-2744. How to Pick Male Plants and Make Cannabis Seeds Why Every Home Grower Should Make Seeds (At Least Once) I encourage growers to make seeds for themselves. A lot of people have been asking how, Regular seeds are preferred by some growers. They grow into a mix of female and male plants. Buy the best regular cannabis seeds online from Dutch Passion.
Regular Marijuana Seeds
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What are regular marijuana seeds?
Regular marijuana seeds, AKA un-sexed marijuana seeds, can be germinated into both male andfemale cannabis plants (offspring). The seeds are produced when a male plant pollenates a female plant. Regular seeds produce approximately 50% female and 50% male offspring. The female offspring produce flowers that are cured into bud and the male offspring produce pollen sacs that scatter pollen into the surrounding environment. The pollen from the male is blown by the wind, or transported by a breeder, to a nearby female cannabis plant’s stigmas at which point the female is pollinated and will produce flowers containing seeds. Growers will often separate the male plants from the female plants to avoid a crop of seedy flowers. One major reason growers want their yields seed-free is because people usually don’t want to smoke seeds. For breeders, however, there are many advantages of producing both female and male offspring. One advantage is the opportunity for experimentation with physical characteristics. Some breeders and expert growers buy regular seeds and germinate 5-10 seeds at a time to observe multiple expressions of a particular strain’s genetics (phenotype) in order to select the plant whose phenotype fits their breeding goals.
Unsexed Cannabis Seeds Are Less Popular Than Feminized Seeds
Until the 1990’s, regular seeds were the only marijuana seeds available on the market, so growers often participated in time-consuming testing methods to classify the sex of each plant before they could successfully separate male plants from female plants. This process involved a high degree of effort and undesired cross-pollination in an attempt to isolate the sexes. With the introduction of feminization techniques and feminized marijuana seeds in the 90’s, un-sexedmarijuana seeds lost popularity but their value has not decreased at all. The value of regular seeds and their potential to produce male and female plants is massive, primarily because the female marijuana plant produces potent bud and the male marijuana plant produces the pollen necessary for pollinating females, and it’s those pollinated females that produce flowers loaded with seeds. Harvesting your own seeds from pollinated female cannabis plants is where the value lies when you buy regular seeds. The benefit of growing female plants that produce seeds (mother plants) is the potential to save the seeds. Once obtained, you can store the seeds in a dark, dry, cool environment for as long as 3 years. Buy regular, un-sexed, marijuana seeds to take your operation to the next level!
Breeding Regular Seeds in the USA For Phenotype Exploration
The seed-saving potential latent within un-sexed marijuana seeds is definitely something to consider when planning your potential future with cannabis. Having a stash of regular marijuana seeds opens the door to phenotype experimentation. Let’s say you purchase 5 Early Durban Poison Regular seeds and the seedlings grow into 3 female plants and 2 male plants. It’s possible that the 3 females would each express different physical characteristics belonging to their specific phenotype. For example, the hybrid genetics of Early Durban Poison could express Sativa traits in 2 female plants while the other female could display rare Indica traits. That rare Indica trait female could potentially become a mother plant by which more unique seeds could flourish! You could also introduce a new male plant from a different strain to create a combination strain. In fact, ‘Early Durban Poison Reg’ itself is a strain that contains genetics from the two strains ‘Skunk #1’ and ‘Durban Poison’ that combine to create “the espresso of cannabis”! The expertise involved in breeding is a lifelong process of skillfully applied knowledge, but it’s not too late to begin learning, and what better way to begin than to purchase your own supply of un-sexed marijuana seeds!?
Regular Seeds: The Forbidden Fruit Seeds Experimentation
The benefits of buyingregular marijuana seeds cannot be overstated! Whether you’re saving for a future of fields of Cali green seeds, saving for a future where regularautoflower seeds are the new currency, cultivating seeds to satisfy your inner mad scientist, collecting seeds to distribute along the hillsides near your house, or working in a laboratory setting to create the perfect mother cannabis plant, you will not be disappointed with the process of acquiring un-sexed marijuana seeds! At i49, we carry Indica dominant hybridized regular seeds as well as Sativa dominant hybridized regular seeds that produce approximately 50% female offspring and 50% male offspring, so you’ll likely end up with a good mix of pollen and seed for your biochemical experiments with various phenotypes! Buy regular seeds for your home garden through i49’s online seed bank. We have a selection of payment options as well as an 80% germination success rate guarantee. That means that we will replace any regular seeds you purchase if they don’t produce a taproot, if the germination rate is below the 80% threshold. Are
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How to Pick Male Plants and Make Cannabis Seeds
Why Every Home Grower Should Make Seeds (At Least Once)
I encourage growers to make seeds for themselves. A lot of people have been asking how, so I put together these basic tips. Hopefully, it helps a lot of people and is fairly straightforward. This isn’t meant to make you a breeder or share all my techniques or secrets, this is to familiarize you with the process of creating seeds.
It’s easy to make your own cannabis seeds at home!
It’s a shame that many grow books tell you only to throw away your males. New growers may not know, but anyone who’s grown for even just a few years gets to the point where they wish they still had something they grew in the past, which is no longer available in seed or clone for whatever reason. The older you get the more it happens. Seed lines disappear entirely once they run out, and due to people not making their own. It’s good to be self-sufficient.
While it’s always fun to check out the hard work of your favorite breeders and their strains, it’s equally as important to pollinate a branch or two for yourself here and there and see what magic you can create or preserve. Please share this article if it helps or inspires you. Big agriculture is coming to the cannabis growing world and has the ability to change the plant forever once contamination happens, just like in the veggie world. We are losing genetic diversity fast as thousands of unique strains are lost. Please do your part if you are passionate!
Make your own seeds to save special or unique genetics
How to Make Your Own Cannabis Seeds at Home
These are basic starting points for the home grower. I believe every person who grows cannabis needs to have this skill. Every strain goes away over time when people don’t make more seeds. Growers should know how to make their own seeds for preservation and sustainability. These skills can go a long way. The precursor to serious breeding is the basic technique of creating the seed.
1.) Grow Male Plants
Male plants can be grown in very basic conditions in an isolated space, then flowered for pollen. Males can be started flowering next to females with a close watch for the first week or two, but be careful and remove them before pollen sacks form, bursting open and pollinating everything.
Branches can be cut off and put into a cup of water on a windowsill or under a CFL bulb, even under veg light cycle once they are in bloom. Pollen can be collected within a week from these branches, saving lots of space. Males can also be cloned or flowered very small based on your needs.
Best, however, is flowering the males in their own tent or space. With a carbon filter and negative pressure, and careful practices, you can avoid spreading pollen to unwanted spaces. The longer you flower a male out past its initial beginning release of pollen, the more of its flowering traits you will see! (More on best male plant selection below)
A beautiful male cannabis plant
2.) Collect Pollen
Pollen can be collected by tapping a budding branch gently over a piece of paper. Pollen will spread easily in the air, so make sure to turn off all fans. Visit males only after tending to female plants so you don’t accidentally bring any stray pollen on your clothes or hair!
A male plant right as pollen sacs start opening
3.) Pollinate Buds
Take out your female to be pollinated or shut off all circulation fans. Gently apply pollen to a labeled branch. The pollen must meet the white flowering hairs to create seeds. Week 3-5 is best to pollinate, and you can do a single bud or branch per plant and keep the rest seedless.
Every pollinated branch should be labeled properly, your memory will not last as you think it will. A proper branch label includes dates, strain names, breeder/sources, and has the female listed first and male listed second. An example label looks like this: 4/20/2015 – Star Pupil (Mass Medical Strains) x Prayer Tower Sativa 9 (Bodhi Seeds) and the label should be kept with the seeds when they are finished. As years go by, you will be thankful for the dates and breeder information, which can escape our memory on occasion.
Overhead shot of a seeded cannabis plant. Strain is “Star Pupil”
4.) Deactivate Stray Pollen
Water generally deactivates pollen, wash clothes and shower if needed after handling. 3+ hours after pollination, the plant can be sprayed down with water to deactivate stray pollen and can be brought back into grow room and fans turned back on.
Avoid spreading pollen unintentionally. It can get everywhere!
A male cannabis plant exploding with pollen. Strain: Prayer Tower Sativa (below)
5.) Collect Seeds
Seeds are done in 2-6 weeks and should be dried in the bud when the plant is harvested. Seeds should be sproutable within one month of drying.
Female buds become swollen with seeds
A cannabis seed peaking out
What strains should I use?
Any strain with traits that you like, which speaks to you, or seems like a good cross, means your intuition is telling you something. Starting with stabilized or homogeneous lines is always a benefit. Certain genes such as Cookies, OG, and Diesels, are full of hermaphrodites and should be used with caution, only to be bred with if they are really your #1 passion. Follow your heart.
Crossing two unrelated strains for the first time is called an F1. Crossing a brother and sister F1 of the same strain creates an F2, and so on. Selections play a huge role in what the outcome will be. Making F2 seeds of an F1 you purchased, will not give you the same seeds. Rather, you will see new phenotypes resembling some of the parents and their parents, etc. With huge potential to find new special plants within.
Many combinations will work great, and some will not. If you fail, try again, selecting new parents. Each combination is unique. A and B might work great together, and C and D might work well together, there’s still a possibility that A and C combine to create junk. Every parental combo is unique!
If you see a unique trait that you like, make seeds!
Selecting a good female is easy, flower female plants from seed and again from clone to test stability. Smoke test is important. A potential mother plant should have all the high-quality traits that matter to you. Hermaphroditic plants are to be avoided.
Female plants to be pollinated should have all your ideal traits. Use only your best females.
Selecting a male, you have to use your senses a lot. The ones who grow best and smell best are a good starting point. Structure and root growth are important. Hollow stems may indicate high THC potential. Cut the top off a couple nodes down and find out. First showing or fastest flowering males are generally discarded. Very slow blooming late males are often times more recessive although not always. I like them. Males will start to drop pollen before they are “done” flowering enough to see their true traits. As a beginner, you can use the pollen at any stage, but those doing real selections are advised to always flower your males for weeks after the pollen starts.
For male selections, a strain you’ve grown before and enjoyed the females is a safe starting point.
Watch for resin production, look at how the flower clusters stack and produce. The male flowers form similarly to female flowers, large yield potential is often apparent in largely formed male clusters that can look almost like female buds from a distance. The more males you have to choose from, the more fun you will have!
Male plants can be a lot of fun to grow, too. Just like the females of the genetics they come from, they all have their own characteristics and unique traits. Once you get into “hunting males” you could get hooked! Some of my prized male selections from over the years are shown here. You’ll see resin production and traits of large floral clusters, as well as unique coloration!
This male Weapon X cannabis plant is about to pop!
Male Blue Magoo BX looking trippy under LEDs
Strain: Mr. E Reversed
For more advanced breeding selections, I recommend starting ideally a few hundred seeds. (For beginners, as many as you can is great, will help you find the best ones you can. Use your intuition!) Plants can be weeded out every few weeks selecting only the best contenders to flower out, and a lot can be achieved in a spare tent or closet this way, while still selecting through large populations! Clones of a prized breeding male may be kept in veg the same way females are, to be used again and again once their offspring are proven good! This is how a breeder can create the same batch of seeds for years and years, by using the exact same parents held in clone form.
These tips are just the beginning, and the purpose isn’t to teach you how to breed, but to teach you how to learn your own path and style of creating seeds and preserving our very special plant. The seeds you create will always be a very special grow for YOU.
Making your own seeds is more important than ever. We must do our part to preserve the natural genetic diversity of this healing plant as it has evolved for millions of years. Home growing is an important skill as commercial and medical cannabis is increasingly full of toxins and scary new technology. Please grow responsibly with love.
About the Author
Star Pupil strives to copy nature while incorporating breeding techniques and plant knowledge passed down from generations of experienced growers. Mass Medical Strains is located in western Massachusetts and all breeding and growing methods are 100% organic. Each and every plant is grown and harvested with wholesome intentions and positive vibes.
Regular cannabis seeds produce roughly equal numbers of male and female offspring. Regular seeds are sometimes preferred by old school growers seeking to grow both male and female plants, perhaps for their own breeding experiments. Pick from our selectively bred regular cannabis seeds including some of our best selling varieties.
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Purple#1 X Skunk
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Preserving The Best Of Old-School Cannabis Genetics
Regular seeds give rise to roughly 50% male and 50% female cannabis plants. The female plants produce buds, the male cannabis plants produce pollen. Those that prefer to grow from regular seeds tend to be old school growers as well as those that want to produce their own crosses and hybrids.
Dutch Passion maintain a large collection of regular seeds to help preserve the best of the original genetic lines. Many smaller seed companies and private breeders have used Dutch Passion’s regular seeds as the basis for their own breeding projects.
Regular cannabis seeds are completely natural marijuana seeds and that is part of their appeal. They are not altered or changed in any way to favour the production of female plants.
Desfran, our prize winning Sativa showing both a female and male cannabis flower.
What Are Regular Cannabis Seeds and Why Choose Them?
Regular cannabis seeds are produced when pollen from a male cannabis plant fertilises a mature female plant. The joining of male and female genetics allows the process of seed production to begin. The resulting seeds will be regular cannabis seeds, unless the grower is confident enough to tackle the sophisticated work required to produce either feminized seeds or autoflower seeds.
Unlike feminised cannabis seeds, regular seeds will produce around 50% male and 50% female plants. Male plants can be discarded or the pollen from them can be used or collected/frozen for later use.
Regular Seeds Are Bred From Stable Male and Female Plants
Regular cannabis seeds are the most natural form of cannabis seeds. Dutch Passion regular seeds are pure genetics, bred from stable male and female parents. Regular seeds deliver genetics the way nature intended, producing healthy crops of both male and female plants.
Regular Seeds Can Be Used To Make Your Own Hybrids/Crosses
Most cannabis growers cultivate cannabis plants simply for consumption and enjoyment. But when some cannabis growers find an exceptional cannabis plant they keep it and use it as the basis for their own future hybrids. All they need is some male pollen to dust over the female buds and (regular) seeds will be formed. The Dutch Passion regular seed collection allows you to grow male plants from all of our legendary classic varieties and produce your own seeds.
Regular Seeds Allow You To See Both Sexes of The Cannabis Plant
Many growers have never seen a mature male cannabis plant in real life. Thanks to feminised seeds it’s possible to grow cannabis without the hassle of male plants. But for those cannabis connoisseurs who find all aspects of cannabis cultivation a great pleasure, growing regular seeds is the most enjoyable way to grow.
Shaman, grown outdoors from regular seeds showing off some beautiful purple colored buds.
Buy Regular Seeds From The UK and Worldwide
Not all growers like to use regular seeds. Typically regular seeds account for just 2-3% of seed sales, but it is often the most serious and professional of growers that tend to buy and use regular seeds. Dutch Passion’s collection of regular seeds dates back to the 1980’s and earlier. If you are looking for authentic, original cannabis genetics from back in the day then you won’t find a better collection of regular seeds.
Legendary classics such as White Widow, Orange Bud, Blueberry, Mazar, Power Plant, Skunk #1, Durban Poison, Euforia and many others are available in Dutch Passion regular seeds. These represent some of the finest old school genetics with deeply enjoyable effects.
If you want to buy the finest regular seeds then buy from Dutch Passion. With over 30 years of breeding experience, these seeds offer the regular seed grower the chance to grow some of the original and best cannabis genetics. Dutch Passion regular seeds are shipped discretely with 24-hour shipping to the UK, EU and elsewhere.
Top 5 Regular Cannabis Seeds
The Dutch Passion regular seed collection is the results of many decades of professional breeding using the best parent genetics. It is rare to find seed banks with over 30 years of experience offering regular seeds using the very finest cannabis genetics from the 80’s and before. That’s what makes Dutch Passion regular seeds the best in the business.
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Top 5 Tips For Growing Regular Cannabis Seeds
Regular cannabis seeds grow in the same way as photoperiod feminised seeds. The only real difference is that you can expect around half your seeds to turn into male cannabis plants. Often regular seed growers are experienced growers who are exploring breeding possibilities and may be interested in producing their own regular seeds by pollinating a female plant.
1. Using separate grow areas
Those that grow regular seeds will often have separate grow areas for male and female plants. Male plants are usually separated to prevent any accidental/unintended pollen release in the female plant area.
2. Using fresh pollen or storing it
If breeding, decide whether you are using fresh pollen or cold-store it for later use. Some breeders will place a male plant in a grow room surrounded by several female plants to receive the fresh pollen. As the male pollen is released it is spread around the grow room by fans. Other breeders prefer to collect male pollen and cool store it in jars, they apply it to female plants with a small paint brush when convenient. Pollen can be bought online, but serious regular seed growers strongly prefer to buy their own seeds so they can be sure of the genetics.
3. Making your own seeds
By brushing pollen from a male plant against a female plant fertilisation is achieved and seeds will start to form. The resulting seeds are regular, they will give rise to a mix of male and female offspring. If you want to make feminised seeds, or autoflower seeds it starts to get much more complicated!
4. Same grow techniques as fem seeds
Use the same nutrients and approach to growing as you would normally do for feminised seeds. But note that male plants may mature slightly earlier than the females and be a little taller. The extra height of the male plants makes it easier for the pollen to fall down on the slightly shorter female plants.
Power Plant grown from seed to harvest under 12/12 lighting for high quality results and cost savings.
5. Pollen can be frozen and stored
Pollen can be collected by gently shaking the male pollen sacs over a small container. It is vital to ensure the container is dry, moisture will damage the pollen. Once in a dry container, the pollen can be frozen where it will remain viable for several years. As previously mentioned, cannabis pollen can be bought on the internet but it is always a gamble buying a critical material which you can make yourself easily and cheaply. Most people apply pollen with a small paint brush. If you have a couple of different types of pollen you can apply them carefully to different branches of the female plant. The seeds formed on the different branches will have different male genetics. It’s an easy way to get a couple of slightly different seed varieties from the same female.