How To Identify A Female Seed
As a cannabis breeder, it’s important to know how to identify female seeds, as they contain the most valuable genetics of your crop. But what exactly do you look for on a female plant? In this article, we’ll go over the different characteristics that make seeds and buds female—and explain why knowing what these traits are can help you find the best quality marijuana seeds for your needs.
1.1 Get to Know Your Breeder
- 1 Get to know your breeder
The first thing you should do when looking for a female seed is look at the breeder’s website. If they have one, that is! Make sure it has all of the information mentioned in this guide and that it’s easy to navigate. Here are some things to look out for:
- The company history. Did they start their business as an extension of another company? Is there any mention of previous business ventures or past employees? Any affiliations with other companies? This can tell you a lot about the experience level of who’s behind your seeds and what kind of quality control standards they maintain.
- Breeding philosophy/methods (most important). What does this breeder do differently than others? How does he or she go about breeding weed strains from scratch? What types of plants does he or she produce (i.e., indicas, sativas, hybrids)? Does he/she work with genetics from other breeders or do everything himself/herself just like momma used too (and you still need) before legalization took place in Canada last year; i’ve been waiting
1.2 Get to Know Your Seed Bank
- 2 Get to Know your Seed Bank
It is important to learn as much as possible about the seed bank you are looking at. The first thing to do is identify the seed bank itself, who makes it and what their reputation is in this industry. Second, find out more about the breeder of the strain you are interested in (if there are multiple breeders involved). Third, look up reviews on various strains that have been sold by this particular seed bank and their reputation within cannabis forums and communities online. Fourthly, if possible try to locate some genetic testing results for your specific strain that was produced by this particular seed bank before making a purchase decision—this way you will know exactly what kind of cannabinoid profile comes with each bag of seeds being sold!
1.3 Look at the Color of the Buds and Pistils
A female plant has buds and pistils in shades of green, while a male plant is often brown.
If you see dark-green buds and pistils on your cannabis plants, then they’re most likely females. If the buds are brown or yellowish in color, then they are male plants because their sex organs haven’t developed yet. This can cause problems when growing weed indoors because males produce pollen that will pollinate your females.
1.4 Check for a White Crystal Resin
White crystal resin is a sign of a female seed, and it can be found on both male and female plants. The white crystals are the result of a natural process in which terpenes (cannabinoids) from the plant produce resin, which forms into these white crystals. This is not to be confused with poor quality seeds or even moldy seeds; instead, it’s just how some seeds naturally develop when growing in their native environment.
1.5 Smell the Seed
The first step toward identifying a female seed is to take a good whiff of the package. If you’ve never smelled a marijuana seed before, they usually have a very earthy, peppery scent that’s reminiscent of sage or oregano (depending on your opinion). The smell will get stronger as the plant grows and starts to flower, but it should be noticeable right away.
If you find yourself in possession of an individual seed or several seeds from different packages, it’s time for test number two: Smell them! At this point, if there are any male seeds left in the mix—which should be easy to spot because they’ll look like smaller versions of their female counterparts and won’t have any odor—you’ll probably be able to tell just by looking at them because their lack of scent will stand out against all those strong-smelling females.
Once you know what traits to look for in female cannabis seeds and feel confident identifying them, you can shop with confidence to find the right type of seed for your project and your needs.
Knowing what to look for can help you make a better choice.
Knowing what to look for will help you find the right seed for your project.
Knowing what to look for can help you find the right seed for your needs.
If you’re still not sure, ask a trusted friend or relative who is experienced with cannabis. They may know someone who can help you out or even be able to point out what traits are most important for your needs. If all else fails and you’re still unsure about whether or not the seed will produce female plants, just go ahead and start growing! You never know until it happens!