Definition - What does Feminized mean?
Feminized (seeds) refers to cannabis plants that have been bred to produce only female strains. Such cannabis plants have been modified to produce only bud-bearing female plants.
The female cannabis plant is the most coveted for its production of terpenes and cannabinoids in its flowers. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) creates the desirable psychoactive experience known as a ‘high’ that users find pleasurable and beneficial. However, other cannabinoids also excreted by female plants are also believed to assist in the treatment of numerous medical conditions.
Growers like feminized seeds because they are guaranteed an all-female crop for cultivation.
Hydrolife explains Feminized
Feminized seeds were first cultivated by growing female cannabis plants that possessed both male and female characteristics. Known as hermaphrodite or hermaphroditic plants, such early cannabis plants were predominantly female but if the plant underwent stress, such as water deprivation or sudden temperature drops, the plant would enter a survival mode. In survival mode, the female plant would start to produce male staminate flowers so that pollination of the plant’s female pistil flowers could easily occur.
By growing both male and female flowers, the cannabis plant guaranteed it’s lineage survival through seed production.
Researchers have found that the use of colloidal silver helped to physically modify the seeds to further guarantee the production of only feminized seeds.