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#1 metallic_manatee

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 03:21 PM

Do feminized plants produce seeds, and can you clone them?

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#2 Nozmirk

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 03:31 PM

Feminized plants can/do produce seed. They are prone to hermie, so that'll get you some more female seeds. Although you don't want seeds grown out that way.
Yes you can clone feminized plants.

A feminized plant is simply a plant that has been forced to pollinate itself through various techniques that make the plant hermie.
When a female plant produces a male flower, the pollen from that flower will pollinate the plant it's on. So you're basically using a fucked up hermie to self pollinate to ensure you get all female seeds.

The problem is that every single seed you get might be female, but it's also going to be very prone to producing more hermie flowers.

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 04:25 PM

So are the seeds it produces the same as regular feminized seeds, but are just more prone to producing hermie flowers? Thanks

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 04:57 PM

Not all feminized seeds are prone to hermie. It depends upon the stability of the mother. I've grown several hundred plants from feminized seeds and have yet to see a hermie.

Plants from [properly] feminized seeds are much more uniform than their non-feminized siblings.

Feminized plants clone like any non auto flowering strain.

Since these plants resulted from a female that was forced to hermie, they should not be used in breeding projects.

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#5 Nozmirk

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 05:25 PM

as much as id love to agree, i have never had luck with femenized seeds even in the best of conditions.

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 08:58 AM

I believe the technique that is used is they take a female plant and spray a solution of Silverthiosulfate on the plant. The plant will then produce male flowers. The pollen is then collected from the male flowers. The pollen is used to pollinate a normal female plant. That plant is grown using specific environmental changes (light, temp, ect.) The seeds the plant will produce are feminized.

When they first started feminizing cannabis there were hermi traits being expressed and only a certain percentage of the seeds were totally feminized. They did research and found out that certain strains do not feminize well and most of the seed breeders removed those strains and worked on the ones that they can get 100% feminized.

You can take cuttings from a feminized plant and it will produce seed if pollinated. The problem is if you pollinate with a normal male, your seeds will not be feminized. You will end up with both male and female plants as well as females that will produce male flowers. (hermi)

I stay away from them myself.

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 01:52 PM

Hey THC, good post man. I think you're right.
I stay away from them as well these days. I've had nothing but trouble with them.

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 04:15 PM

ive grown out at least a dozen strains of greenhouse feminized seeds,always female %100 of the time...the seed companies that do it right ,really do it right

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 04:37 PM

Hey GWH, I have had no fucking luck with any Greenhouse seeds. I hate them. I just did 2 strawberry haze from seed, feminized, turned out seeded in some areas, and although the smoke was good, I get bitter when I see a hermie in my room.
I have all the conditions perfectly dialled in, so I dunno what the fuck...

Glad to hear you have had success with them though. I gave up on fems.

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 04:55 PM

Sorry krimzon, I misspoke earlier. I should have said - no hermies that mattered. I have seen hermies,but they all converted late in the bud cycle, within the last 3 weeks. No seeds developed, only bananas.


Self pollination should only be used as a last resort because the hermie frequency will be close to 50%. In my experience, there are also a significant number of nonviable seeds. Pollinating another stable female stacks the deck on the female side.
There are a number of manipulations that will trigger the change, it's just that some trigger more of a change than others.

For folks growing 5 plants or less, feminized seeds are a godsend. imho

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 06:36 PM

I have used fem seeds from a few breeders. I will never buy from Greenhouse again, tho. I have seen and heard of hermie problems with their seeds. I also made the mistake of ordering Alaskan Ice when it first came out. Very good smoke, but only got bout 2 oz. of pure fluff from a 9 foot tall pine tree sized plant. I have had no problems with Seedsman or G13 labs fem seeds.

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