What is marijuana?
Marijuana is a millenary plant that has been cultivated since time immemorial. There are references to be used for its psychoactive properties of the year 2,737 B. C., in writings of the Chinese emperor Shen Nung. And it is highly prized for its fibers and seeds, and for its medicinal and psychotropic value. A botanical characteristic of marijuana is that it is a newspaper plant. In other words, there are males and females and even hermaphrodites (plants with flowers of both sexes).
Male Marijuana Plants
The adult male (or male) plant produces flowers that sprout almost all over the plant and form a spice of hanging clusters. At the right time, the plant opens the flowers and releases a very light pollen. This pollen pollen pollinizes females. During growth, males are hardly distinguishable from females, but as a rule males reach sexual maturity earlier.
Female Marijuana Plants
On the other hand, the adult female (or female) plant also produces bunches of flowers which, in this case, consist of calyxes and pistiles. All calyxes contain an egg that is pollinated by contact. When the male releases the pollen, it sticks to the pistils to descend from there into the calyx where the seed will develop after pollination. In this way the seeds are created.
Buds without seeds
The production of flowers (also known as buds) is not only increased with genetic quality and good growing conditions. There is a special technique to ensure that the female plant is not pollinated. Because, during the flowering period, unfertilized females use all their energy to produce sex organs and cannabinoids instead of seeds. These seedless plants are often called Sinsemilla. When pollination is not carried out, plants with more compact and heavier buds are obtained. In addition, they smell better and stronger, due to the increased production of terpenes and contain higher THC levels. So the psychoactive effects are higher. Medical growers systematically eliminate all male plants from the growing area as soon as they notice their presence. In this way, they achieve a more concentrated and higher quality product. Huge buds with high content of cannabinoids.
The best feminized marijuana seeds
After years of research and development, the banks managed to produce seeds from which female plants emerged in a very high percentage (around 99.8%). Feminized seeds were a revolution. Today most growers prefer to use feminized seeds. There are many advantages:
- You forget to keep an eye out for a male or female plant.
- The risk of pollination is eliminated.
- You occupy less space, since in the place occupied by males, you can put females.
- You save money, since you don't waste your resources on male plants: soil, fertilizers, insecticides, light...
- Don't waste time taking care of males and gaining comfort.
- They're perfect for novice growers.
Feminized cannabis seeds are often chosen for indoor cultivation because of their stability, ease of cultivation and high quality of the final product. In Oaseeds, you will find more than 2,000 feminized strains.
Check out our regular seeds department
Almost all the banks now produce their seeds in feminized form, as they are the most commercial. But we think that we should not forget the regular ones, because they are the origin of everything. Regular cannabis seeds are totally natural ones. They have not been chemically altered or genetically modified in any way. They are therefore pure genetics coming from a male and a female and produce approximately 50% males and 50% females (those that produce buds). Regular seeds require a little more mastery, since you have to be able to separate males from females. So they are not the most recommended for growers who are just starting out. Overcoming this handicap, being the purest and most natural seeds, they are perfect to create new genetic lines (seeds). Although these are not the best-selling seeds, at Oaseeds we have more than 1,000 regular strains.