Immature cannabis seeds, on the other hand, tend to be green and have a soft outer shell that breaks when any kind of pressure is applied to it.
Remember, just like animals and other living things, cannabis seeds are biologically different from one another (even if they are technically the same strain) and therefore will exhibit different physical characteristics. Don’t let these natural differences fool you into thinking that a larger, rounder, and darker seed (for example) is of better quality than a lighter, smaller, and more oval-shaped one.
Can You Tell The Sex Of Cannabis Seeds From Their Appearance?
This is absolutely not true. As we explained earlier, cannabis seeds naturally look different, and no single physical trait of a seed can tell you whether that seed contains the genetics for a male or female plant. The only way to tell a female cannabis plant from a male is by looking at its flowers when it begins to sex. Don’t be fooled into throwing out perfectly healthy seeds just because a popular internet chart told you so.
Unlike other agricultural crops (like vegetables, fruit, or grain), cannabis hasn’t undergone the vigorous breeding techniques that ensure a stable crop. This means that you’ll sometimes sow a pack of seeds technically labeled as the same “strain,” but may end up with very different looking plants. It also means that the individual seeds you buy from a seed bank can vary in appearance.
Some smokers might be pleased to see some cannabis seeds in their bag, and might think themselves lucky. However, finding seeds in a bag is bad for various reasons. For one, this means the grower has messed up and allowed their female plants to be pollinated by an invading male. When flowers are pollinated, they stop producing THC-containing resin and divert their energy toward producing seeds. Secondly, the seeds will have added to the overall weight of the bag, which means less weed for your buck.
Being equal parts Indica and Sativa, Dark Angel feminized seeds gives you a taste of the best of both worlds. Capable of growing and yielding handsome quantities of resin-rich buds indoors or outdoors, this plant is classified as an easy grow. If you are new to growing weed, this may be a good option for you.
Dark Angel is the offspring of crowd favorites Cheese and Jack Herer. When growing this plant outdoors, you can expect yields of around 350g. Indoors, a single Dark Angel plant can give you up to 550g of trichome-filled deliciousness.
This strain is primarily used for relief from minor and moderate body pain. The body buzz induced by Dark Angel is guaranteed to keep you locked to the couch for hours as your mind is left free to wander and think clearly.
Dark Angel balances indica and sativa characteristics while growing easily enough even for a novice grower. An excellent strain for gentle relaxation or for moderate pain relief while allowing your mind to explore. This strain typically has dark green leaves and produces flowers that are rich in trichomes with THC level that can reach up to 20%. The terpene profile of Dark Angel has hints of coffee and nutmeg.
This strain is nice to have around if you are into spending weekends in absolute relaxation or would like to calm or soothe aching muscles. This plant is also quite versatile. The THC content is high, with a good amount of CBD at 0.4%, which explains the effect of this plant against some bodily ailments.
You get what you pay for and cannabis seed is not exempt from this maxim. Quality seed is not cheap (at least when compared to other agricultural seed). This isn’t to say that inferior seed couldn’t be overpriced, but if you find cannabis seed proclaiming excellent genetics for sale at a price that seems too good to be true, caveat emptor.
So, you’ve decided to grow your own marijuana from seed. How do you know if those little, round nuggets in your hand will grow up lush and produce beautiful, productive buds? How do you know if they are duds? While ultimately the genetics will determine the destiny of those little seeds, and proper care will help them to realize their full potential, there are some markers you can assess to see if what you have is quality seed, indeed.
What to look for in a cannabis seed
Weight often goes hand-in-hand with size, but heavier seeds are generally of higher quality than lighter ones. The older a seed gets, the more potential loss of moisture and nutrients, reducing its overall weight. Damaged seed, which has been cracked can potentially lose those same necessary qualities.
Size is relative, but if you are able to compare several seeds at once, the higher quality seeds are larger. When it comes to seeds, less is more. The fewer seeds that comprise any given amount, an ounce or a gram for example, is generally an indicator of higher quality seeds. The biggest seeds within a species generally have more energy stored within them and have a greater potential to mature into a productive plant. Note that indica strains tend to produce larger seeds than sativa strains so make sure the comparison is made among like seeds.
Takeaway: If you’re looking to start growing your own marijuana, the first place to start is with the seed. What should you look for? How can you tell a good cannabis seed from a dud? Chris Bond tells us.
Water is a requirement for the germination of seeds. Water will give enough moist to your seeds but make sure it will not lead to soaking as well.
Marijuana seeds will require oxygen for its metabolic process. The oxygen will let your seeds breathe properly thus it will support its growth and development under the soil or in any medium you use for germination. This is why its important to make sure the seeds are ventilated and have air flow during germination.
All seeds have desired temperature to germinate. In the case of cannabis seed germination, it has a range of temperature required to germinate. Above or below the range will hinder its germination. 70 degrees Fahrenheit – 90 degrees Fahrenheit (21°C – 32°C).