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Regular vs Feminised vs Autoflower seed

Regular vs Feminised vs Autoflower seed

* This article is for informational and research purposes only *

 

Regular seeds are bred from one male and one female parent and can grow to be either gender, where as feminised seeds are bred to eliminate male chromosomes, ensuring no confusion of gender, and female only plants.
Autoflowering seeds are different to other standard photoperiod strains. They produce plants whose flowering cycle is not affected by changes in light hours and in turn, the seasons. They will enter flowering stage automatically according to their age, hence the name.

REGULAR SEEDS

These types of seeds give both male and female plants; therefore the grower doesn’t have any control over the sex of the plants. This could mean that when you start differentiating the growing plants you may have to cut the male plants so that they don’t affect the production of the female plants. If these types of seeds are grown outdoors you will get annual plants as a result.

OUTDOOR GROWING:

This type of growing gives annual plants; they are usually planted between September and December (Southern Hemisphere). Furthermore, they are harvested between March and May.

INDOOR GROWING:

With this type of growing we can plant the seeds anytime of the year, as we will be the ones controlling the climate parameters (light, air, water…). For the growing period we need a cycle of 18 hours of bright light and 6 hours of darkness whereas for the flowering period we need a cycle of 12 hours of bright light and 12 hours of darkness. As for other parameters such as the humidity, flowering period, etc. will depend on the strain of the grown seeds.

The flowering period of the female plants until the harvest is usually less in the indica plants (from 45 to 70 days) than in the sativa ones (from 60 to 90 days), as the buds of the sativa plants take longer to mature. On the other hand when growing male plants they usually have a lesser flowering period than the female plants.

 

FEMINISED SEEDS

The feminised cannabis seeds always give us female plants avoiding the growth of male plants in the crop. The female plants produce resinous buds with different flavours and effects, depending if the grown strains are cannabis indica, cannabis sativa, a hybrid of indica-sativa or cannabis rudelaris. If these types of cannabis seeds are grown outdoors you will get annual plants as a result. Their outdoor and indoor growing characteristics are the same as the ones of the regular seeds.

OUTDOOR GROWING:

This type of growing gives annual plants; they are usually planted between September and December (Southern Hemisphere). Furthermore, they are harvested between March and May.

INDOOR GROWING:

With this type of growing we can plant the seeds anytime of the year, as we will be the ones controlling the climate parameters (light, air, water…). For the growing period we need a cycle of 18 hours of bright light and 6 hours of darkness whereas for the flowering period we need a cycle of 12 hours of bright light and 12 hours of darkness. As for other parameters such as the humidity, flowering period, etc. will depend on the strain of the grown seeds.

The flowering period of the female plants until the harvest is usually less in the indica plants (from 45 to 70 days) than in the sativa ones (from 52 to 85 days), as the buds of the sativa plants take longer to mature.

 

AUTO-FLOWERING SEEDS

This type of seeds can be regular or feminised, but in the market most of them are nearly always feminised. The auto-flowering cannabis seeds produce plants which have a cycle of life between 2 to 3 months, i.e. the plant germinates, grows and flowers in this period of time. This is due to the fact that these types of seeds are a cross between cannabis indica or cannabis sativa with cannabis rudelaris.

OUTDOOR GROWING:

Because of its special feature (auto flowering), this type of seeds can be grown from September to April (Southern Hemisphere). Taking in account that these strains have a life cycle of between 2-3 months, the grower can plan his crops and keep his harvests throughout the whole year.

INDOOR GROWING:

During their life cycles (2-3 months) they need between 18-20 hours of bright light and between 4-6 hours of darkness, depending on the different strains grown.

 

Autoflower VS Feminised

 

 

Good video on the seed basics: Cannabis Seeds For Beginners | How To Choose The Right One


This article is for informational and research purposes only.

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