Feminized, automatic or regular seed genetics?

Feminized, automatic or regular seed genetics?

You've probably heard of them, but don't know what the terms feminized, automatic or regular mean? You would like to find out more about your choice of seeds? In this post we'll teach you all the information you need to find the best genetics for your next grow!

Regular cannabis seeds 

Cannabis seeds that are labeled as regular occur in nature and have been able to sustain themselves there for thousands of years because their seeds produce 50% flower-bearing females and 50% pollen-producing males. So regular seeds are essential for the creation of different cannabis varieties and there is no alternative to them. If you want to select your own plants to produce seeds yourself, you have to use regular seeds. In general, regular seeds are slightly better than feminized or automatic seeds because they function better as mother plants and are less likely to produce hermaphrodites.

Feminized cannabis seeds

However, if you only want to have female plants with delicious buds full of terps and cannabinoids, feminized seeds are your way to go. Each seed produces a female plant through feminization, so - unlike regular seeds - you don't have to determine the gender of each individual plant. Feminized seeds save a lot of time and resources. Just like regular seeds, feminized seeds require a light cycle of 12/12 to start their flowering period (12h light/12h dark).

Automatic cannabis seeds

By crossing Ruderalis hemp with modern cannabis genetics, it has been possible to create strains that automatically start flowering as soon as they reach a certain age, regardless of the light cycle. This makes automatic seeds the ideal way to get the best out of your outdoor grow. You can achieve several harvests in one year with automatics.


Feminized seeds are best for inexperienced indoor growers, while automatics are best for outdoor growers. Regular seeds are best for experienced growers and breeders who want to experiment with their genetics.

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