Feminised - Autoflowering & CBD - What is feminised & photoperiod?
In their natural state cannabis plants have a 50/50 chance of developing into either female plants or pollen-producing males. After the female flowers have been fertilised by air blown pollen from the males they then produce seeds which become the following years crop.Feminised seed do not occur naturally but are created using advanced horticultural techniques. Feminised seeds will only produce female plants - if unfertilised by a male these females will continue to flower and bud rather than moving on to the seed production phase.
Unlike their autoflowering cousins photoperiod plants rely on increased hours of darkness to trigger flowering. Outdoors this occurs naturally with the change of seasons, while indoors it can be controlled by altering the plants light cycle from 18-24 hours of light per day to 12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness
What is autoflowering?
Autoflowering cannabis plants do not rely on a reduction in daylight hours to bring about flowing. This trait was originally found in Cannabis Ruderalis plants growing in regions of Siberia where summers are shorter and the transition to winter can be sudden and unpredictable.
Thanks to creative crossbreeding it has been possible to produce hybrid strains which combine the auto flowering attributes of ruderalis with more desirable indica and sativa characteristics. These auto flowing strains also tend to flower quicker than their photoperiod cousins. Early commercially available autoflowers were small, low yielding but discreet plants. Thanks to second and third generation autoflowering developments some can now claim yields as high as 650 grams, grow up to 1.6 meters with germination-to-harvest times reduced to as little at 50 days. Its easy to see why many have been won over by auto flowering strains.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is just one of the more than 80 compounds that have been found in cannabis. Collectively known as cannabinoids, the two which occur in the highest concentrations are CBD and tetrahydrocannabinol, otherwise known as THC. While THC is the main psychoactive constituent in cannabis, responsible for its intoxicating effects, CBD is more closely identified with its medicinal propertiess.
While strains with a higher ratio of CBD to THC are still most definitely psychoactive their effects are markedly different to those with greater levels of THC.There is evidence that CBD has significant, pharmacological benefits. As well as acting as a powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant, CBD is noted for its apparent ability to reduce the frequency of seizures in some sufferers as well as slow down or even halt the spread of some cancers.
All our descriptions and images have come direct from the breeders who operate in a legal climate much different to that within the United Kingdom. Take note, you should NEVER try cultivating any cannabis plants within ANY jurisdiction where such cultivation is illegal. Our seeds are sold purely for souvenirs and should be treated as a novelty item and should never be germinated. PLEASE DO NOT BREAK THE LAW!