Ok guys, we all know that sinsemilla is the most desirable form of cannabis from the perspective of quality... I.e we all pretty much agree that sinsemilla is the best bud.
thats why we talk about males and females: males make pollen to fertilize the girls who then produce seeds so that the genetics can pass down to the next generation (now held within the seed). In absence of the male's pollen, the unfertilized female allows her calyxes to swell, no energy is used to produce seed, and so all the energy can go towards producing the cannabinoids we're looking for.
those horticulturalists on here who know more precisely about the functioning of sinsemilla growing, please correct this oversimplification in response to my question, which is this: How much difference is there in the potency of a fertilized female (what i have taken the liberty to call a "consemilla" plant) and an unfertilized female? Does anyone know this info?
seeds only take about 6 weeks to fully mature, i've yet to find a strain that finishes in 6 weeks personally...
i don't think sensi is anymore potent, but that's what people want today as it's simply easier to smoke bud that is seedless, plus you get more bud for your money over seeded bud..
i believe that is simply why we all prefer sensi over seeded bud, and not because sensi is more potent..
and look back to bud in the 60s and 70s, it was almost always seeded, yet plenty of people say it was the most potent bud they have ever smoked, so idk..
having just bred a bunch of plants, i didn't see any serious effects on QUALITY of the buzz when conned, but all of the plants put so much energy into making seeds that SCROG pruning proved too much for the gals and they put all of their energy into making seeds until their remaining fan leaves gave all of their energy & fell off. the plants i hadn't topped & pruned fared much better though.
you might not get any more potency of of making sinse, but your gals will keep working hard right up to the end trying to get knocked up making more bud & resin. the yield will be much better without having to make seeds.
i prefer seeded bud myself, especially if i'm buying, as that's how you get (or give) more plants. i'd hate to try and get seeds out of a dense indica though as even sativa doms can be a pain to crack open for beans.
in the future, i'm sticking with controlled breeding and pollinating a bud or two per strain at a time using the paintbrush tech. then the gals can all keep making bud with only a little energy going to seeds. seeding & cash cropping don't mix.
Jack's Cleaner 2, Sweet Haze, Haze x Skunk & 8 Miles High are all much fun, but fluffy, fuzzy 1985 Columbian Gold popcorn's that trippy! Thai? Malawi Gold? Mekong Haze (Cambodian)? Don't know.
seeds aren't the easiest of things to get unaltered and unmolested..
oh ok so no potency issue but less bud and resin production, is this also the case with an intersex/hermie? that is, are hermies as potent?
i recognize this is probably dumb
Last edited by Dr.J20; 06-09-2012 at 07:44 PM. Reason: recognized this was probably dumb
seeds in here.
Range of phenos are quite wide but they moslty vary in how hard sativa they go. I like laying out a good couple of seeds and then keep the best plants to flower outdoors, which takes realy long compared to indoor grows.
I'm trying to come indoor, but my damn clones just aren't taking. got them in a bucket with a lid with foam inserts and a fine sprayer underneath in 21C water.... but they are not rooting yet, more than 10 days later.