If you are even slightly involved in farming, then you already know that choosing the right seed can make or break a successful harvest. Often the stakes are even higher when it comes to cannabis farming, as several rules govern how you can grow the plant. As hemp becomes more of a staple in American culture, so do misconceptions about feminized hemp seeds and cannabis in general. Though you might think that cannabis, CBD, marijuana, and hemp are all interchangeable, there are many differences in these terms. 

Are you looking for an overview of what feminized hemp seeds are and why they are the right choice if you’re interested in planting? You’ve come to the place.

What Are Feminized Hemp Seeds And Why Do Farmers Prefer Them?

Likely, you’ve at least heard about companies like Bulkanna selling feminized hemp seeds, even if you don’t understand what they are. You might have also seen that these seeds are more expensive than other seeds on the market. Are they worth the cost? What makes them better? Let’s get into it.

What Does Feminized Hemp Seeds Even Mean? 

Simply put, feminized hemp seeds are all female, which means they act and behave like a female plant. Feminized Hemp seeds have been produced from female hemp plants that have been forced into making male flowers. 

These plants will carry almost all X chromosomes, and the seeds resulting from this self-pollination will yield female plants at a rate of 99%. They have a double XX chromosome instead of the standard XY split you get from traditional pollination from a male plant. This is what farmers are looking for, as female plants produce high-CBD flowers.

Benefits of Feminized Hemp Seeds

We know as well as anyone that commercial hemp cultivation is no small investment. From the cost of the tools and supplies, labor costs, and more, it’s also the farmer’s job to purchase the seeds to get everything growing. Wouldn’t it be so disappointing after all that time and money spent to have to toss half the crop or risk producing any amount of low-quality product? 

When you only grow feminized hemp seeds, you can save money on lost plants and lost potency. It also helps you use your space more efficiently because you only have to cultivate the plants you want. Plus, you’re able to maintain full control of your plant’s genotype with this process. Did we mention the reduction in labor? With feminized hemp seeds, you eliminate the entire de-seeding process.

Most successful hemp CBD farms are meticulous and careful to only cultivate the best female hemp plants, like those you can with us at Bulkanna.

How Do You Feminize Hemp Seeds?

Now that you have a better understanding of what feminized hemp seeds even are, you’re probably wondering how that works. Feminized Hemp seeds can be produced in a couple of different ways.

The first is rodelization. If female plants are left to grow un-pollinated far beyond their natural harvest date, many cannabis varieties will produce male flowers in response to the stress. As female plants are reaching maturity and cannot fulfill its “mission” to reproduce and create seeds, it will resort to self-pollination to ensure its future generations. This process is not always predictable, which often makes it challenging to produce on a commercial scale.

Another method that is more reliable and commonly used to create feminized seed is applying colloidal silver to select female plants. This solution will stimulate the production of male flowers in cannabis because it helps suppress the plant’s female hormones as it transitions into the flowering phase. The pollen produced by these male flowers would be considered feminized pollen and carry nearly 100% female chromosomes. When you use this pollen to pollinate any female flowers, almost all of the offspring produced using this technique will be female also.

Main Take-Aways

Let’s see if we can break it down a little further. When a female hemp plant is not fertilized, all the plant’s energy will make cannabinoids like CBD, CBG, THC, etc. in its flowers. That’s what we as farmers are looking for. High-CBD female flowers are perfect for smokables and extraction. 

Male plants are often a nuisance to farmers because they can pollinate neighbors and devalue the entire crop. They produce pollen that fertilizes female plants, and those flowers grow deficient levels of cannabinoids. Fertilized female plants spend their energy creating seeds instead of cannabinoids.

These seeded crops can be a disaster for farmers looking to make a profit. Seeds are not suitable for smokable products. Additionally, the value of the hemp plant is determined by CBD levels. Plants producing seeds are not producing CBD, which is what you need to make sellable products.

Bulkanna Has The Feminized Hemp Seeds You Need

When you want top-quality, high-CBD & CBG feminized hemp seeds, we’ve got what you need at Bulkanna. We have various top industrials strains on the market, including Spectrum, WU #5, Merlot, Cherry Blossom, GBG-1, and more! These hybrid strains bred in the USA are made to produce low-THC and high-CBD hemp flowers with excellent extraction ratios.

If you still have questions or want to learn more about our current feminized hemp seeds in stock this year, reach out to us today. We would love to make sure you get exactly what you’re looking for and show the difference we can offer when it comes to the best hemp and CBD products on the market. 

Click here to get our Winter 2020 Hemp Seed Catalog in pdf format. 

 


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