Can you sex cannabis seeds

Can you sex cannabis seeds (Myth)

Can you sex cannabis seeds
Can you sex cannabis seeds

Just because you see it posted somewhere where or read it online dose not in fact make it true. One of the most common cannabis myths is that you can sex your cannabis seeds by shape and indentation on either end of the seed. As you can see in the photo above that we pulled from the internet it clearly labels seeds as female and male based only off the shape of the seed. 15 years ago when I first got into growing I used to plant only seeds with the crater and then one crop I ended up with several males and started to do my research. After reading a number of articles and doing a number of tests over the years I proved this to be a myth and that the crater was no way to determine the sex of a seed. This myth is often still carried on as it is shared around cannabis community’s online and new growers are none to wiser. 


How to sex Cannabis Seeds
How to sex Cannabis Seeds

The proper way to sex your cannabis seeds is to grow them out until they start to show signs of male or female. Most plants will start to show their signs after 4-8 weeks in veg or with in the first week of flower. You can also send a sample of your cannabis seedling into several companies who will determine the sex of your plant through Botany using special science extractions and methods. 


Female Cannabis Plants
Female Cannabis Plants

Female cannabis plants usually takes longer to show signs then males and can be determined by the pistils emerging from the calyxes. The pistols will always be white and typically look like hairs growing out of a small new bud sites on the plant.


Male Cannabis Plants
Male Cannabis Plants

Male cannabis plants are every growers nightmare unless your plan is to breed strains. With most genetics males usually show their signs before the females and soon as you see any signs that your plants are males you want to cull, destroy or remove from the room right away as it will turn your entire crop that you worked so hard for into seed by pollinating the entire room. Males can be easily picked out as the will start to grow sacs filled with pollen that look like small balls growing off the plant.


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