These are normal, untreated and genetically unaltered seeds that result from the pollination between a male and female cannabis plant.
Some growers prefer to deal with ‘untampered’ seeds because the quality and genetics of the strain remain pure. The downside of regular seeds is that it’s impossible to tell the males from the females until the flowering stage is reached. Usually growers estimate that 50% of the crop will be males, and sow extra seeds to compensate for the undesired males.
The best way to grow pure seeds would be in organic soil as this maximizes the yield that can be expected from each plant. A number of genetically modified seeds designed to enhance the CBD content for medical purposes are available on the market.
Lately Big Pharma has been busy creating strains that produce high yield and are also pest resistance, this has started to cause concern amongst growers who prefer dealing with pure genetic lines since GMO seeds could cause unpredictable adverse chemical reactions in the body. GMO seeds also tend to be sterile, and pollen from GMO plants could travel to pure breed fertile plants thereby contaminating all lines.SUBSCRIBE TO HEMP FIVE & MUSHROM MAGAZINE