What Is the Difference Between a Feminized Seed?

Not everyone, even among those who use cannabis, knows that there are different types of marijuana seeds and how they differ from each other. Thus, cannabis seeds are divided into three main groups: regular, feminized, and auto-flower. The category of marijuana seeds is mostly important for growers not for users inasmuch as there are some differences in growing and saving conditions.

Regular and feminized seed types are the most demanded on today’s market. So, let’s figure out how a traditional marijuana seed differs from a feminized seed.

Peculiarities of Regular and Feminized Cannabis Seeds 

Regular or traditional seeds are planted to grow both male and female growers. Whereas feminized seeds as a product of genetic engineering manipulations allow the production of only female marijuana plants. 

Now it is time to explain the distinction between male and female marijuana growers. The point is that only female cultivars (unpollinated) can develop sinsemilla, which is used for smoking and transformation into different concentrates. In fact, only female growers can give you habitual marijuana. 

So, when you choose seeds of feminized cultivars you can be sure that you assure a stable yield. Moreover, growers can use the whole available space more productively as there is no probability that an “empty” grower will grow.

Advantages of feminized marijuana seeds:

  • Simpler growing (perfect for beginners)
  • Possibility to grow cultivars with the highest cannabinoid content
  • Accidental pollination of your yield by male cultivars is impossible 
  • Time and strengths saving due to the lack of the necessity to define the sex of your plants 
  • Money saving because there is no need to buy extra seeds to fill the growing space with necessary cultivars 


  • Limited cloning abilities
  • No ability to receive seeds (inappropriate for cannabis breeding)

Remember that overuse of cannabis can negatively affect your well-being. Be attentive to your health.

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