Cannabis Plant Seed Pods

This definition explains the meaning of Seed Pod and why it matters. Well today I was looking at my plants, and the big one has seeds everywere. It has been flowering for about 2 monts now, under a 400 hps. Well when I… I have an indoor growroom and in my recent harvest I found seeds in the buds, but I’m sure there are no male plants in the room.

Seed Pod

A seed pod is exactly what it sounds like – a pod produced on a cannabis plant after fertilization that contains seeds. However, unlike with growing vegetables and fruit, seeds are undesirable when growing cannabis for consumption, and the presence of seed pods can mean mutation, or the presence of a male plant, rather than a female plant.

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In the world of cannabis, female plants produce flowers, which are what humans consume (buds). Under natural conditions, male and female plants would intermix, allowing fertilization to occur, and the pollen of the male to fertilize the flowers of the female, resulting in the development of seeds. Those seeds would then be dispersed to grow new plants elsewhere. In cultivation for consumption, this is not what you want. The presence of a seed pod can indicate that you have a male plant mixed in with your female plants.

When cultivating cannabis for consumption, only female plants are desired, as only female plants produce buds. Male plants do produce trace amounts of THC in their leaves, but this isn’t sufficient for consumption. The best way to tell if male plants are present is to check the shape of the flowers – male flowers look dramatically different to buds grown on a female flower.

All male plants should be removed prior to pollen development to ensure that they do not fertilize female plants. Buying from a reputable grower that creates feminized seeds is a good way to reduce the chance of inadvertently growing male plants.

However, the presence of seed pod does not automatically mean that a male plant is present. Female plants can mutate under growing stress and become hermaphrodites. These can then self-fertilize and create seed pods without the need for a natural male plant in the area.

Seed pods everywere

Well today I was looking at my plants, and the big one has seeds everywere. It has been flowering for about 2 monts now, under a 400 hps. Well when I checked it, they were everywere. Can I just pull them off? Should I just leave it?

It’s my biggest plant, looks very healty, but is right next to my other plant. I don’t wan’t to chop her, but I don’t want this to happen again.

I live in Cal. so I have the clinics. Is it not good to get plants from them?

Thanks for your time.

Norman Mushari
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bird mcbride
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Well today I was looking at my plants, and the big one has seeds everywere. It has been flowering for about 2 monts now, under a 400 hps. Well when I checked it, they were everywere. Can I just pull them off? Should I just leave it?

It’s my biggest plant, looks very healty, but is right next to my other plant. I don’t wan’t to chop her, but I don’t want this to happen again.

I live in Cal. so I have the clinics. Is it not good to get plants from them?

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Thanks for your time.

Brick Top
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The thread title said seed pods everywhere. Every female plant has seed pods. A little known cannabis fact is that each individual seed pod is a cannabis flower. Entire buds are not actually flowers, as in individual flowers, but instead clusters of many tiny flowers, the individual seed pods/flowers that grow together and create buds. Each seed pod/flower will ‘plump up’ and appear to have seeds in them when they near maturity. They will give an appearance of having seeds inside, but not have seeds in them.

If your plant’s seed pods/flowers have seeds growing in them there are only several possible causes. Hermies, or a male or males that were not removed prior to releasing pollen or an outside source for pollen that is carried by wind or brought in by someone and then transferred by inside air currents resulting in pollination.

There are no immaculate conceptions in herb growing.

bird mcbride
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The thread title said seed pods everywhere. Every female plant has seed pods. A little known cannabis fact is that each individual seed pod is a cannabis flower. Entire buds are not actually flowers, as in individual flowers, but instead clusters of many tiny flowers, the individual seed pods/flowers that grow together and create buds. Each seed pod/flower will ‘plump up’ and appear to have seeds in them when they near maturity. They will give an appearance of having seeds inside, but not have seeds in them.

If your plant’s seed pods/flowers have seeds growing in them there are only several possible causes. Hermies, or a male or males that were not removed prior to releasing pollen or an outside source for pollen that is carried by wind or brought in by someone and then transferred by inside air currents resulting in pollination.

There are no immaculate conceptions in herb growing.

Norman Mushari
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They are mostly red hairs now.

There are cressent shapes at base of stems, but none of them have seeds at all.

I have been doing some searching on this sight, and It seems some people have seeds in their buds, and some have obvious male characteristics, more near where branc meets. If I no signs of seeds at base, and no bananas, is it not a hermi?

I checked light and there were no cracks, but I am aving issues with heat. Sometimes I come ome and its like 90+degrees and 30 or less on humid. Is that the issue?

Thanks for the help guys

orellej
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i have a lr2 that has pods but they don’t hang down, they are pointed up and i just noticed that the lower clumps of pods have white hairs coming out. i clipped an couple pods off and dried them, nothing inside. i was hoping it was a male so i could grow seeds. is this a hermie? it doesn’t look at all like the females i’ve grown. there are trichomes not many compared with past plants. will it produce pollen?? thanks

budd23
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I had bananas show up a week or so ago and now budds are filled with pods, which have liquid in them. Am I in trouble?

majek
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Calyxes are seed pods, if they get pollenated they will grow seeds, if not they swell up with resin. Trichomes are the “crystals” that protect the leaves and calyxes from insects and fungal disease.

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If you have fully mature seeds in your buds then you can pull them out or leave them it’s up to you. A few seeds won’t hurt anything as long as you don’t smoke them

budd23
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Calyxes are seed pods, if they get pollenated they will grow seeds, if not they swell up with resin. Trichomes are the “crystals” that protect the leaves and calyxes from insects and fungal disease.

If you have fully mature seeds in your buds then you can pull them out or leave them it’s up to you. A few seeds won’t hurt anything as long as you don’t smoke them

So far, they are full of liquid, but there are so many, and look like seed. Budds are full of them. I also had the little bananas show up a couple of weeks ago, then the pods. I actually took down 2 plants today, and budds are full of these pods. I think I’m screwed.

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budd23
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Calyxes are seed pods, if they get pollenated they will grow seeds, if not they swell up with resin. Trichomes are the “crystals” that protect the leaves and calyxes from insects and fungal disease.

If you have fully mature seeds in your buds then you can pull them out or leave them it’s up to you. A few seeds won’t hurt anything as long as you don’t smoke them

Below are pics. What do you think?

budd23
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budd23
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The thread title said seed pods everywhere. Every female plant has seed pods. A little known cannabis fact is that each individual seed pod is a cannabis flower. Entire buds are not actually flowers, as in individual flowers, but instead clusters of many tiny flowers, the individual seed pods/flowers that grow together and create buds. Each seed pod/flower will ‘plump up’ and appear to have seeds in them when they near maturity. They will give an appearance of having seeds inside, but not have seeds in them.

If your plant’s seed pods/flowers have seeds growing in them there are only several possible causes. Hermies, or a male or males that were not removed prior to releasing pollen or an outside source for pollen that is carried by wind or brought in by someone and then transferred by inside air currents resulting in pollination.

There are no immaculate conceptions in herb growing.

Here are pics of mine. Looks like seed pods, but only liquid inside. Any Suggestions or comments? Thanks.

I have an indoor growroom and in my recent harvest I found seeds in the buds, but I’m sure there are no male plants in the room. I’ve heard that light leakage can cause plants to become hermaphrodites. Is this true, and if so, do you have any tips for avoiding this?

Cannabis plants are monecious. This means they have the ability to be either male or female. Or in the case of hermaphroditism, they can be both. The reason to make sure there are no males or hermaphrodites in your garden is because male flowers make pollen. When pollen touches the white hairs on a flower, it makes a seed, and seeded weed gives you headaches. Even though there are reasons in nature hermaphroditism could be important, such as continuing the species in case there is no male present, hermaphroditism is generally a bad thing when talking about cannabis plants.

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Light poisoning is the most common cause for a normal plant to hermaphrodite.

Light poisoning refers to the flowering night cycle of a plant being unnaturally interrupted with light. The best way to prevent this is to close yourself inside your darkened room during the daylight, and then after allowing a few minutes for your eyes to adjust to the dark, check for any light leaks from covered windows, door jams, etc. Also cover all timer and appliance lights with tape.

Negative stressors can combine with small interruptions of the light cycle to cause hermaphroditism, especially with less-stable, clone-only hybridized strains. When the night cycle is abnormally interrupted, it sends a mixed hormonal signal to the plant. This can cause a full female plant to throw some male flowers. Male flowers are easy to identify, especially when side by side with female flowers. Male flowers look like small bunches of bananas, which will take a week or two to swell before they burst and release their pollen.

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Finding a hermaphrodite in your growroom can happen at any stage of the flowering cycle and is indicated by the presence of male flowers growing on the same plant as female flowers. As with all species in nature this can occur in varying degrees. A plant can become slightly or majorly hermaphroditic. In cases where singular male flowers are found between the branch and stalk nodes, you should be diligently removing them as they grow. You must re-inspect the plant top to bottom every few days to be sure pollination and seeding doesn’t occur. If you find male flowers (anthers) actually growing from within the female flowers (buds) the situation is a little more dire. You can still remove all the male anatomy as it appears, but it will be harder to find and much more prevalent. This is a horrible discovery that leads to a tough decision: Should you let the plant live and risk the whole crop being ruined by seeds?

In either case, once hermaphroditism has compromised the safety and purity of your sensimilla, the plant should not be propagated further. Remember, once a hermy, always a hermy. The plant pictured here is in the tenth and what should have been the final week of ripening, but a timer failed and one light stayed on continuously for almost two weeks, causing this vegetative regrowth. Because the light was continuous, the plant made no pollen. This method of re-vegging can be used to save a flowering plant you have no copies of, but be careful, as this may cause some strains to hermaphrodite.

Purposefully causing a plant to hermaphrodite is called selfing. Gibberellic acid or colloidal silver is typically sprayed onto the female plant. This technique is used to make feminized seeds and uses the plant’s ability to be both male and female to force a female plant to produce male flowers. The pollen contained in these male flowers can only produce female seeds. Just keep in mind that feminized plants should not be used for breeding, as they were produced without a true male, making them genetically inferior.