Seed to Harvest Part 2

Seed To Harvest: Part 2-Getting Genetics: Clones, Feminized and Unfeminized Seeds

Deciding what strains to grow will only get you halfway to starting a garden. Once you know what to grow you have to figure out how to get it.

There are a few ways that cannabis growers share and get genetics. Clones can be cut from plants during the vegetative cycle, and seeds can be bred through one of two kinds of pollination.

Most people know that the female marijuana plant produces buds, or flowers, with a concentration of active cannabinoids, so it’s not a big surprise that cannabis is naturally a dioecious plant, meaning there are separate male and female plants. But have you ever thought about how rare that is?

Ninety percent of plants are monoecious or hermaphroditic, meaning each individual plant has both male and female reproductive organs. Cannabis stands with Ginko, Juniper, and Willow as a plant that has evolved into dioecy to prevent self-pollination and encourage genetic variety through cross-breeding.

Naturally, cannabis is bred by fertilizing a flowering female plant with the pollen produced by a male plant. The seeds produced represent a cross between the genetics of the two parents. Natural, regular, or unfeminized: whatever you call them when these seeds sprout, they yield about half male and half female plants. Growers of natural seeds have to monitor their plants at the beginning of the flowering cycle in order to identify the first signs of sexual characteristics so that they can identify the males from the bud-producing females.

For a lot of growers, the benefits of feminized seeds are obvious: you can obtain seeds guaranteed to produce female plants. This meant that you don’t have to sprout so many seeds at a time just to get the bud-producing females that you want. You don’t have to worry about introducing pollen into your garden and compromising your sensimilla.

Anyone who’s ever purchased marijuana seeds is likely familiar with the feminized variety, but do they all know how seed producers can control the sex of the seeds? While cannabis is dioecious, it also retains the ability to exhibit hermaphroditic characteristics under stress as a survival technique. Environmental stressors, like light cycle interruptions, can trigger female plants to “herm out” and grow feminized seeds.

Feminized seeds were produced this way in the olden days, and many growers believe they yielded strains that were predisposed to intersexuality (they would “herm out” more quickly than other, more stable, strains). Over the years, the technique has been refined in an attempt to increase stability, and now breeders produce commercial feminized seeds by exposing female plants to colloidal silver (which is pure silver) or gibberellic acid (a natural hormone) to cause hermaphrodism, allowing the plant to self-pollinate.

Sour
Power OG

HYBRID

Biker Kush
Sour Power
This is an amazing strain combining the Cannabis Cup winning Sour Power with Bike Kush a descendent of Hells Angel OG. Our Sour Power OG cut produces dense resinous nugs that will leave you feeling relaxed with a slight sedation. This strain exhibits beautiful deep purple hues when finishing out the final flush.

Total THC
10.77% - 26.77%
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CBD 0.2% - 0%
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CBG 0% - 0.1%
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CBG-A 0% - 1.2%
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EFFECTS:
Head high, euphoric, and sedative.

PURPLE Kryptonite

INDICA

Chem D x I95
Mile Highe Purps
A combination of strong spice and woody profiles with citrus blend with some earthy and herbal undertones.

Total THC
11.0% - 21.53%
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CBD 0%
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CBG 0%
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CBG-A 0%
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EFFECTS:
Relaxing, depression, appetite, anxiety

Slazerbeam

SATIVA

Super Lemon Haze
Gupta Kush
One of our top phenotypes, Slazer Beam 97-211 has the 3rd highest THC% across four states according to Confident Cannabis (as of 6/1/18). Intense fruity smells of lemon and citrus. Great energetic long lasting high. Not for beginners.

Total THC
15.42% - 36.83%
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CBD 0%
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CBG 0% - 0.3%
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CBG-A 0.28% - 1.29%
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EFFECTS:
Increased heart rate, psychedelic, happy

Sphinx

SATIVA

Hawaiian Urkle
Gupta Kush
A very unique phenotype originating from our Hercules gene pool. Hints of berries, lavender, and candy corn. A very sweet mellow smoke with an active high. Nice light green appearance with bright orange hairs.

Total THC
10.41% - 22.2%
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CBD 0% - 0.3%
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CBG 0% - 0.18%
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CBG-A 0% - 1%
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EFFECTS:
Happy, stimulating, creative, giggly, paranoid, and increased heart rate

Hotep Haze

SATIVA

HONG KONG
Nina Limone
(Super Lemon Haze x Rebel God Smoke)
A smooth hazy smoke. Hotep Haze leans heavy on the Super Limon Haze from the Nina Limone mother. Hints of citrus and oranges help this strain give a soothing focused high. Beautiful dense buds with vibrant orange hairs. Great for daytime smoking, this strain shouldn’t slow you down.

Total THC
15.0% - 30.64%
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CBD 0%
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CBG 0% - 0.29%
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CBG-A 0% - 1.58%
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EFFECTS:
Focused, creative, racy, and increased heart rate.

Headband

HYBRID

CHEM 91
(MASS SUPER Skunk X Northern Lights)
Winner of the 2013 San Francisco High Times Medical Cup Hybrid category. Headband is one of our most popular strains usually testing in the mid to upper 20% THC range. It has a distinct gassy smell with hints of citrus and hops. Makes an amazing live resin extract, very flavorful. Don’t pass up this indica leaning hybrid. (40% sativa / 60% indica)

Total THC
24.27% - 29.0%
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CBD 0% - 0.2%
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CBG 0% - 0.22%
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CBG-A 0% - 1.2%
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EFFECTS:
Relaxing, focused, giggly, slight head pressure

SWEET DELTA

HYBRID-SATIVA

HONG KONG
NINA LIMONE
(SUPER LEMON HAZE X REBEL GOD SMOKE)
Pulling from the Super Lemon Haze side of the Nina Limone father, this phenotype is sweet with hints of lemon and citrus. A very energetic strain, Sweet Delta will get your creative juices flowing. A very sweet, smooth smoke. Testing in the low 30% THC range, our Sweet Delta will give an enjoyable long, lasting buzz.

Total THC
16.1% - 35.65%
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CBD 0%
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CBG 0% - 1.29%
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CBG-A 0% - 1.5%
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EFFECTS:
Creative, psychedelic, giggly, anxious, increased heart rate, and tingly.

PURPLE NILE

INDICA

HONG KONG
GUPTA KUSH
The Purple Nile is one of the employee favorites at NuVue Pharma and will be a staple strain. This indica has a very smooth fruity flavor with hints of grapes. Amazing bag appeal with purple trichome stalks visible under a microscope.

Total THC
11.5% - 25.5%
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CBD 0% - 0.2%
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CBG 0% - 0.64%
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CBG-A 0% - 1.88%
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EFFECTS:
Relaxing, sleepy, Sedative, and slight euphoria.

Night nurse

INDICA

MAGIC JORDAN
GUPTA KUSH
Deep-healing, Hawaiian-vibed indica. As the name indicates Night Nurse is said to have medicinal attributes. Look for an overall feeling of wellness. A great smoke for bedtime. Produces medium sized lime green buds with lots of trichomes. This strain frequently tests with low percentages of CBD and CBG.

Total THC
10.02% - 29.7%%
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CBD 0% - 0.7%
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CBG 0% - 0.23%
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CBG-A 0% - 1.7%
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EFFECTS:
Sedative, sleepy, relaxing, happy, dry eyes

THIRD EYE

SATIVA

HONG KONG
(sour Diesel x Sensi Star)
GUPTA KUSH
One of our strongest strains topping out at 34.5% THC. When compared to the test results of the Strain Universe on Confident Cannabis which compiles results from New Mexico, California, Oregon, and Washington, the 3rd Eye is the 8th most potent strain. This is a wonderful strain if you are looking for a motivating buzz which will mostly be felt in the head. Hints of lemon, lavender, and pine.

Total THC
16.76% - 34.5%
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CBD 0%
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CBG 0% - 0.45%
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CBG-A 0% - 0.7%
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EFFECTS:
Creative, focused, motivating, euphoric, increased heart rate

SUMO GRANDE

SATIVA

HONG KONG
NINA LIMONE
Sumo Grande comes from a Hong Kong father, a sativa leaning cross of Sour Diesel and Sensi Star. This helps the plant give the feeling of an energetic euphoria, without having the jitters. The Nina Limone mother helps to bring out large colas with very high THC levels. Very upbeat without the paranoia.

Total THC
18.18% - 30.5%
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CBD 0% - 0.2%
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CBG 0% - 0.3%
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CBG-A 0% - 2.6%
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EFFECTS:
strong focused buzz without paranoia. A real motivating, soothing smoke.

ANUBIS OG

INDICA

2018 SUPER BUD BOWL
2nd PLACE BEST BUD

MAGIC JORDAN
GUPTA KUSH
Anubis OG is our award-winning phenotype of Night Nurse. This plant was found after popping over 250 Night Nurse seeds. Anubis OG was awarded 2nd place best bud in the 2018 Super Bud Bowl. This plant produces dense purple nugs that carry a strong kush smell and flavor. Expect a very powerful high because this plant tops out at 31% THC.

Total THC
17.22% - 31.26%
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CBD 0%
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CBG 0% - 0.09%
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CBG-A 0.37% - 0.85%
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EFFECTS:
Heavy high, body high, eye pressure, relaxing, and sleepy

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