The alternative to this is to risk buying seeds from a hobbyist. This isn’t to say that hobby growers cannot produce fantastic genetics, but if you don’t know them or their skills, there’s no way to know whether your seeds will grow.
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.
This simple and cost-effective method is a great way to tell the good genetics from the bad; they will sink or swim, literally. Seeds that remain buoyant on the surface are more than likely of poor quality and are to be discarded. Seeds that sink to the bottom like a botanical cannonball are probably healthy and should be germinated.
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The color and feel of a seed, on the other hand, can tell you a little more about its maturity and, potential to germinate or grow into a healthy seedling.
The fact that cannabis seeds can vary in appearance has led some growers to think that the size, shape, or color of a seed dictates its quality.
The one true method to test the genetic potential of a seed is to simply put it in the soil. It won’t take too long to see the results. This option is best for the hobby home grower who has time and space to spare for a risky project. Growers cultivating cannabis for commercial use likely don’t have the excess time to invest.
Quality seeds are the key to healthy plants and good harvests. While proper feeding/watering and good light quality obviously also affect the health and yield potential of your plants, starting a grow with top-shelf genetics is equally, if not more important. But how exactly do you tell quality cannabis seeds apart from the rest? In this article, we’ll show you exactly how to spot top-quality cannabis seeds, avoid duds, and start your grow off right.
It’s true that immature seeds will have a low germination rate. So the first step is knowing how to spot the difference between an immature seed and a healthy white seed. Check out this picture for example:
Have you ever bought some cannabis seeds and found that they were white instead of the usual brown? You might have heard that white seeds are duds. That they won’t grow as well as “normal” seeds. We’re here to nip that myth in the bud! 😉 Read on to learn what the difference is between a white seed and an immature seed and what to expect from your white seeds!
The Difference Between White Seeds and Immature Seeds
As you can see in this picture, there are a lot of greenish seeds. (By the way, we found this picture online, these are not our seeds!) These are the seeds that are immature. A lot of times, light green seeds are mistaken for white seeds, and vice versa.
So there you have it folks, next time you hear someone talk smack about white seeds, you can step in and set them right! In the words of the Notorious B.I.G., “If you don’t know, now you know!”
However, there are some cannabis strains that naturally produce primarily white seeds. Strains such as White Widow often produce pale white seeds. Other examples of white seed strains are: Super Silver Haze , White Queen , and Light of Jah . These strains produce more white seeds than normal because of years of cross breeding. Just like two people with blue eyes are more likely to have blue-eyed children, the same is true for plants. If a strain has a lineage of white seed producing strains, it is more likely to result in white seeds.
A double recessive gene causes absolutely white plants, although this is extremely rare; and in the second case, the bud or a part of the plant is affected by the mutation. Another possible explanation is the non-conformity between nuclear and chloroplast genomes.
There is a lot of confusion and misinformation online about white weed seeds – from tales of New York White, an albino cannabis purportedly growing in New York sewers to people thinking that white/silvery seeds are a sign of immaturity. The truth is that white weed seeds do exist and are strains derived from White Widow, which was developed from seeds with dominant white pigmentation.
The pigment of white weed seeds
The white color in cannabis occurs in nature occasionally, as a consequence of a double recessive gene responsible for the absence of chlorophyll or because of a genetic mutation of the genes involved in pigmentation.
White strains are generally famous for offering smokers a consistently high-quality weed, inducing powerful feelings of relaxation and calm.
Many growers have heard the myth that white weed seeds are not as viable as black or brown seeds and are less likely to germinate. This is entirely untrue. At Weedseedsexpress, we have undertaken numerous germination tests and are completely confident in their quality. In fact, our test revealed that white seeds are more likely to germinate sooner than black seeds which has been confirmed by numerous of other seed banks