You can plan and track your crops, set reminders, take photos and more with the Grow with Jane app! These are usually hermaphrodites due to genetics. Both male and hermaphrodite plants produce pollen sacs that open within a few weeks and start pollinating the females and the hermies as well. This grower didn’t notice that the buds had been seeded until harvest. Take that female and force it to hermie (ussually chemically). Now let them dry and keep an eye for new seeds. Many growers believe that feminized seeds can cause hermies, and there is some truth to that. Females may start to be pollinated when they’ve been in the flowering stage for about 2-3 weeks. Thanks. There are different ways to feminize seeds, but only some methods produce seeds that turn hermie on you. At the very least, you will have higher chances of hermaphrodites occurring than if you used regular seeds. There are two main potential causes of hermaphrodite cannabis plants: genetics and environmental factors. You don’t need to watch out for male plants, You don’t have to throw away half your plants after nurturing them for weeks, You don’t have to worry about your buds getting pollinated, causing seedy buds, reduced bud quality and lower yields. Some strains take more time to show sex than others and some environmental factors can delay that too. This way, it can self-pollinate, so the seeds only come from genetic females. Be extra careful if you are growing male plants near them, better keep them separated to avoid accidents. In fact, those seeds will produce more hermies plants. However, these feminizing techniques may lead to producing hermaphrodite plants. This is a clear indication that at least one hermaphrodite was in your crop, possibly more. As he was trimming, he noticed seeds popping out. I’ve grown almost exclusively with feminized seeds over the last decade. Presumably the grower would get the male yanked out as soon as noticed. Those are seeds forming. With a great breeder, you have a very low risk of running into any sex or gender problems. They won’t start showing preflowers yet. This is called a hermie or a hermaphrodite. This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. Ideally, you should put a plastic bag over the top of your hermie, taping the bottom to the pot. No Mercy! But is there a dark side to feminized cannabis seeds? I noticed a cpl of buds are growing seeds. The bigger the pot, the taller the plant. Male pre-flowers look‌ ‌like‌ ‌little‌ ‌balls‌ ‌or‌ ‌bananas. Hermie, is the term used for cannabis plants that have either changed sexes during their grow, or display signs of male and female flowers. The pollen only has X chromosomes, so it can not produce male plants. Always continue to check your female plants after sexing them! ?should they have pre buds already?? Use a watering can instead to water only the soil. 10-20 seeds doesnt sound like a hermie, are you sure there wasnt a Male around even just in early flower? However, only wait to take action if you know the male parts are young. It is possible for a true hermaphrodite to grow into a female plant, but the slightest stress will likely undo your chances. Same for indoor crops. They are about 4 weeks old and are in small pots. This is particularly important when the plants are in their flowering stage. 7 Common New Grower Mistakes and How to Avoid Them, How to Grow Small Cannabis Plants in Tiny Spaces, LEC vs LED Grow Lights: Side-by-Side Cannabis Grow Journal. After all, you can still get the harvested buds and flowers from your hermie. I have some males for a seed project so I want to be sure to keep them away from the females but I need to know how long I have with out danger of pollination.thx. Cannabis Tissue Culture: Grow Plants in a Test Tube, How to Make Fantastic Bubble Hash from Bud or Trim. You can actually do this yourself at home. It already has the ability to grow preflowers but it won’t start the flowering stage until you change the photoperiod to 12/12, but that’s ok because it needs a few days of veg growth. While male plants produce pollen sacs, feminized seeds ensure all your plants will end up being bud-bearing females (instead of growing half male and half female plants like with regular seeds). Some strains take more time to develop buds, especially outdoors and spend months of vegetative growth with just a few female preflowers (hairs) here and there. Have a nice week and happy growing! These clones went into flower 7/6 and 7/10 respectively. I hope your plant bounces back soon and continues to grow healthy. A pollen or “ball” sack is different from the female preflowers. If they have carelessly bred plants that have a tendency to herm, then it’s really likely that at least some of the resulting seeds will have the same problem. Thanks for reading and commenting. The breeder might not have done any testing on the parents or the resulting offspring to even know. Yes! Question: at what point in the growth cycle can the females be pollinated? That can cause seedy buds just like a male plant! They can also pollinate your female plants (causing seedy buds). It’s better to be on the safe side, but don’t sleep on it! Ideally, you should not grow these seeds, since they will have a higher chance of growing into hermaphrodite marijuana plants. This way, it can self-pollinate, so the seeds only come from genetic females. To share your Growlog: – In the Grow with Jane app, select your Plant – Tap on the Tree icon and select Share – Copy the Growlog link here or send it by email to, Hi I am new to growing and am using coco mix i just finished week 4 and for a week or so now i noticed tiny calls growing on the side branches not the main stem of one my plants been watching closely now at the top they are look almost more like a female calyx…and in last day or 2 I have noticed preflowers appearing on more of my plants side branches…I fimmed 3 plants and topped 3..I havent purchased another light yet for flowering or my flowering chemicals yet that will still b 2 more weeks…how soon before they start showing either there pistols or is they grow more sacs? Feminized seeds are susceptible to becoming hermies themselves when exposed to the same conditions as their female “father” who produced the pollen. Thanks and have a nice day! As a reminder, to identify the male traits, you want to look for yellow flowers that are banana-shaped. If you want to keep your crop “sinsemilla” (no seeds, only buds), it’s better to grow only females and weed out both male and hermie plants. The results will be mostly female or feminized seeds that will have a higher rate of creating pure females. Thanks for reading and commenting. November 15-2017. Some‌ ‌factors‌ ‌that‌ ‌lead‌ ‌to‌ ‌hermaphroditism‌ ‌are‌ plant‌ ‌stress,‌ ‌high‌ ‌temperatures,‌ ‌nutrient‌ ‌deficiencies,‌ ‌root‌ ‌rot,‌ ‌light‌ ‌leakage‌ ‌in‌ ‌dark‌ ‌periods and, finally ‌bad‌ ‌genetics.‌ Avoid these for a better chance to get female plants from your photoperiodic (or unknown) seeds. If you need further help, take some close photos of the nodes (where the branches meet the stem), upload them to the Grow with Jane app and I’ll be happy to take a look. Thank you Alicia, for your reply. Now you can easily identify male or female Cannabis plants, even two types of hermaphrodites. You will also want to minimize stress by maintaining a clean, growing space where you monitor the conditions like temperature and lighting constantly. For this reason feminized cannabis seeds have become the standard for many home growers across the globe. Let the first inch of the soil dry before watering again. Unfortunately, hermies can be a lot easier to miss than a male plant since it may just be a small part of the plant that’s affected. Every grower has asked these questions at some point. Cannabis growers are trying to grow sinsemilla (seedless buds). Pollination occurs when pollen grains from male or hermaphrodite flowers reach female inflorescences (clusters of flowers a.k.a. Those plants growing branches directly opposite to each other are not ready to show, so wait a few more days and start looking for preflowers in the nodes again. Thanks for reading and commenting! What Are Hermies? These plants will usually function like male plants. This whole structure is called “pistil”. Is it alright to transfer to 5 gallon pots now?