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sexing pot seeds

Sexing pot seeds

Seeded buds are generally regarded as low-quality cannabis. When seeds are present, the smoke is harsh and unpleasant.

Hermaphrodite cannabis can express both sex organs and self-pollinate. (Amy Phung/Leafly)
While both result in pollen production, true hermaphrodites produce sacs that need to rupture, while anthers are exposed, pollen-producing stamen.

Trevor is a freelance writer and photographer. He has spent years in California working in the cannabis industry.
Female cannabis pre-flowers grow as tiny bracts with hair-like stigma peeking out. Male plants produce small, round balls at the nodes. (Amy Phung/Leafly)
Cannabis plants show their sex by what grows in between their nodes (where leaves and branches extend from the stalk). Pollen sacs will develop on a male plant to spread seeds and stigma will develop on a female to catch pollen. You can see these differences weeks before they actually start serving their purposes in the reproduction cycle. These are known as “pre-flowers.”
This is important for a breeder to achieve new genetics, but most growers remove the males to allow females to produce seedless buds, also called sinsemilla. These are the resinous buds that appear on the store shelf; they all come from female plants.
When a female plant develops both male and female sex organs, it is considered a hermaphrodite. This means your cannabis plant is now capable of producing pollen that can pollinate your entire garden. “Herming out,” as some call it, is something that generally happens when a plant becomes excessively stressed. Some plant stressors include:

Sexing cannabis plants is easy. Let’s see how to tell.

Determining the sex of your cannabis plant is vital to achieving your growing goals. Luckily, sexing cannabis plants is easier than one might think.

Sexing pot seeds

Like Putin said you may as well plant all of them. You can expect about 50% of these to become male, once you see any signs of “balls” or what look like grapesacks starting to develop then these are the ones you wanna remove at first sight (Unless your purposely trying to make seeds). So with half of your plants expected to be male and chopped down, it makes a little more sense to increase your yield, more bang for your buck. After all, your paying the same amount in efforts, and bills hehe.

Something I found today while doing research for my first hypothetical grow:

If I am reading this right, the top row are all female. The first two in the bottom row I believe are male. The last two in that row I do not believe are even viable. They look a little crushed or malformed. These seeds came from reggie/brickweed.

Also, if you do a G search for “sexing seeds” you’ll find that image all over the place!
But you did mention you didn’t have enough to house 8 plants? how big is your space may i ask? you should start them in smaller sized pots so to save space and prevent mistakes like overwatering if ever. If your space is really small you may consider whats doing a ‘microgrow’ . In where individual plant size isn’t as important as fitting as many in a limited space. Keeping plants smaller (because you don’t have to veg them as long) + a higher quantity = faster turnover, more money and harvests. You can search it on this site for more ideas along those lines.
Like Putin said you may as well plant all of them. You can expect about 50% of these to become male, once you see any signs of “balls” or what look like grapesacks starting to develop then these are the ones you wanna remove at first sight (Unless your purposely trying to make seeds). So with half of your plants expected to be male and chopped down, it makes a little more sense to increase your yield, more bang for your buck. After all, your paying the same amount in efforts, and bills hehe.
Yeah I think I’ll have to agree with Major PITA and VladimirPutin (funny name btw ) . In my experience and everything I’ve read and learnt, I’ve only really known the sure way to tell if a seed comes up female or male is to wait for it to hit sexual maturity and then flower them (unless of course they are auto flowering).
Eh, we’ll see. I’ll figure it out when the tie comes. lol!

However, I don’t have enough room or lighting for 8 plants. Reggie/brickweed (where I got these seeds) tends to be more Indica, I suspect, judging, at least, by my typical levels after smoking (Altho. I am pretty chronic right now, so I could be mistaken). Indica plants get rather large, don’t they?

Something I found today while doing research for my first hypothetical grow: So, I laid out my hypothetical bag seeds that I plan to use…