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Detecting Male or Female Cannabis

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Detecting Male or Female cannabis plants is pretty simple to do. Cannabis plants should show first signs of their sex, male or female, within the first 2 weeks of flowering. The pre-flowers grow at branch internodes just behind the leaf spur or stipule about the fourth week of the vegetative growth stage, when the plant is six to eight weeks old. This is when the marijuana plant experiences sexual maturity. Male plants will show “nut sacks” or seed pockets, where female will grow white hairs which are the pistols out from their nodes.

Flowering Male or Female Plants

Flowering marijuana plants for seeds or for buds is the decision of the grower. If you are trying to cross breed strains or you want more seeds for future use, then you will want to add male plants to your female garden as they produce pollen which “impregnates” the female marijuana buds. If you are growing for income or smoke, then you do not want any male plants inside your cannabis garden as they can become a growers worst nightmare.

How to detect male or female video

A short, step-by-step video explaining and showing you what is a male plant and what is a female plant.

Signs of Male or Female Cannabis Plants

Male plant 3 weeks into flowering showing large pollen pockets “nut sacks” that will soon turn into pollen and seeds.
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Female Plant 1.5 weeks into the flowering stage. Small white “hairs” or pistols is what shows the sex of the plant.
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Detecting Male or Female Cannabis Plants in Your Garden is a Must to Know.


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3 comments… add one

  • Bigg May 1, 2013, 4:16 pm

    Can my male plant produce female seeds

  • temo April 25, 2013, 12:45 am

    if i start seeing male parts on my plant should i cut it off?

    • Jenn May 5, 2013, 1:44 pm

      It depends on your end goal. If you want to make seeds, take the male plants to an entirely different location from where your girls are.
      If you’re not making seeds then quickly remove the male / males from the room and destroy them. I like to juice the plant with apples and carrots to get the CBD.
      Be careful. Pollen can get on your skin or clothes and eventually make it to your girls. That is crop suicide.
      As far as cutting the nut sacks off –
      You still have a male and males are only good for juicing. Males don’t bud and flower, even if they are clipped.

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