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.
We do not recommend taking the size or shape of a seed into consideration as a sign of its quality. Some strains simply produce smaller seeds than others, and sometimes the same plant can produce seeds of different sizes and shapes. Never discard a seed just because it is smaller or of a different shape than another one.
However, slight patience is required when conducting the float test, as results are not immediately apparent. You’ll have to wait for approximately 1–2 hours before confirming the results. Some good-quality seeds will need adequate time to absorb enough water for them to sink. Use this time to go water the garden and get some much needed pruning done. Upon your return, any seeds that remain on the surface are most likely not viable and won’t be worth further time and effort.
Source Your Seeds Well
Are your seeds light or dark in colour? Are they tough or do they turn to dust when you press them between your fingers? These are just some of the ways to tell if a seed is healthy and worth growing. Keep reading to learn more.
Mature cannabis seeds usually have a hard outer shell that can vary in color from very dark (or almost black) to very light grey and may have tiger-like stripes. You should be able to firmly press these seeds between your fingers without damaging them.
A solid way to obtain great seeds is to find a reputable seed bank. These companies pride themselves of their breeding skills and make sure that their customers receive exactly what has been advertised. They have reputations to cater to, so delivering anything less would only harm their image.
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.
White weed is delicious, and often less intense than other varieties, so it is good for indoor or stealth grows. White strains are normally Indica-dominant and grow thick, bushy colas and have a rapid flowering phase. Even though most white strains are directly descended from White Widow, this isn’t always true – some white varieties are classed as White because of their high resin content.
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.
White Widow flowers in 9-10 weeks when grown inside, and is ready for harvest in early October when cultivated outside. Try and leave harvest for as long as possible for better quality weed, with increased strength and a more complex flavor.
Are white weed seeds female?
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.
White weed seeds do not always occur because of a genetic trait, such as albinism. Instead, it can occur as a side effect of cross-breeding strains. Despite their color, white weeds seeds sold by seed banks are entirely healthy and develop in a normal way, offering bountiful harvests if grown in the right conditions. They are not true albino plants, and it is unlikely that albino plants would survive long enough to produce cannabis. Watch out if a strain of weed starts to turn white as this can be a sign of powdery mildew.
White strains are generally famous for offering smokers a consistently high-quality weed, inducing powerful feelings of relaxation and calm.
There is a lot of uncertainty about white cannabis seeds. We have therefore answered the most frequently asked questions below.
Another reason for white seeds can be a genetic mutation. This is why it’s perfectly possible to get a white seed from a strain that normally produces brown seeds. There’s another myth about white seeds, is that they will grow into an all-white plant. This is also worth debunking, your white seeds will grow into normal plants. Albino marijuana plants are extremely rare!
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.
In other words, if your seeds are green or light green, you have a problem. Otherwise, no problem!
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!
Being in ‘the business’ for quite some time now, SOMA writes from his own experiences and gathers information from all the people he meets along the way. Some of these people are growers; some users. Some use weed for medical purposes, whilst others just want to smoke and enjoy a good high and a movie on the couch.
SOMA is a freelance cannabis content writer and a cannabis dispensary owner who knows what he’s talking about. From new medical insights to finding the best grinder; he’s got your back. Providing you with the best, mind-boggling, well-researched articles.