What Are Feminized Seeds?
If you’re new to growing, you might not be sure what a ‘feminized seed’ is or why it's important. Here’s the deal. Marijuana plants come in both male and female sexes, but only one grows bud for smoking - the female plant.
This is why growers love feminized seeds. Using them takes the guesswork out of growing. In the old days, you dealt with this by planting double the plants you thought you needed. Why? Simple. When they grew you’d prune out the males and hope you had enough to hit your goal. You’d also have to work quickly to both identify the plant’s sex (which isn’t easy) and then prune it.
Because fertilized females produce disappointing harvests.
That’s the beauty of feminized seeds! Using them means you don’t have to worry about your next crop because everything you plant will produce! The only downside is that your current flowers won’t produce more seeds for your next grow.
If you do not want to manage your plant's light-needs indoors or wait for Fall before your plants start to flower, autoflower seeds may be for you. These grow smaller plants but they flower automatically after a few weeks. Regardless of the number of hours they get. All our autoflower seeds are female as well.
We also sell regular seeds which may be female but may contain male plants as well. Most growers will buy feminized seeds so they are sure they will grow actual bud.
Feminized Seeds: Where Do They Come From?
Marijuana plants have evolved to survive in diverse conditions. To aid in this survival, marijuana plants have adapted to become male or female. More plainly put, the plant’s ability to produce flowers of both genders makes it possible for it to self-pollinate and keep producing new seeds.
So what are ‘feminized seeds’? Simple. They are the result of growers training female plants to produce pollen that is then used to fertilize other female plants. Why? Because once the female plant is fertilized with the female pollen you get seeds that grow plants that only produce all female flowers.
So why don’t more people know about this? The reason is the whole process took a lot of trial and error to get right making the whole process relatively new. If you used to grow years ago and decided to pick back up know that what used to pass as a feminized seed has evolved greatly!
Are Feminized Seeds Hermaphroditic?
Marijuana has the ability to grow flowers of either sex. This happens when outside influences from the environment put the plant under stress (temperature dropping for example). Traditionally, feminized seeds were created by putting female plants into stressful environments. There they would create male flowers that they’d use to fertilize female plants with. The problem was these seeds carried hermaphroditic traits which would result in low-quality yields. The reason for this was that these plants still had the chance to create male flowers.
Things have changed. Now there are methods for producing feminized seeds with pure females. The pure females are made to produce pollen to fertilize other plants allowing the growers to breed out hermaphroditic traits. Our seeds are produced using this exact method. That’s why we ensure you get the highest quality seeds possible.
Buying Feminized Seeds In The USA
Getting truly feminized seeds isn’t easy. Even if you have experience growing, you can’t tell if a seed is feminized just by looking at it. That’s why we always tell people to purchase seeds from growers with a track record of great reviews.
These reviews show why we’ve become the ‘go-to’ resource for high quality 100% feminized seeds in the USA, Australia, NZ, and Western Europe.
Other Benefits Of Feminized Seeds
The biggest benefit to using feminized seeds is knowing every seed you plant that sprouts will produce bud. That’s why, as I mentioned above, traditional growers plant double the number of plants they want. Without using controlled seeds, like we sell, they have to find and remove the males.
Most growers also find it easier to grow marijuana using feminized seeds. If you are interested in getting the best crop possible for your first grow we can’t suggest this enough.
Why? Because growing marijuana at home doesn’t need to be hard. We believe in making it as easy as possible. This way you get the best results you can with the least amount of work possible.
Look, if you want regular seeds, we have them. If you want to prune the males or produce and fertilize your own seeds-we can help. However, if you are just starting off or want the best results possible with the least work needed, feminized seeds are the option for you. With these, you’ll save time, energy, and money while getting the best bud possible.
Growing Feminized Seeds
Feminized seeds are grown the same way as regular marijuana. First you germinate, make sure they get the right water, light, and nutrition. After that, you harvest and prepare it in the way you like.
The big difference here lies in not having to figure out which plants are male and remove them. If you aren’t an expert, this is exhausting. What’s worse is if you miss only ONE male plant, you stand to ruin your entire crop.
You won’t have this problem with feminized seeds. If you are interested in getting started with growing, or getting back into it - we can help. Our site features dozens of grow guides along with access to a free learning forum. There you talk with industry experts and regular people in growing situations just like yours.
If you are planning on growing feminized seeds at home, the forums are a great place to get feedback on your situation, how to use your light, and everything else. By using the resources we have in place, you can get the best results possible without making the same mistakes we’ve made and get a great grow the first time.
Best Feminized Seeds
If you're looking for the most popular feminized seeds out there, look no further. These are our best selling strains: