Terminology for seeds

Not sure what a word means? Don't worry, we're here to explain.

 

Autoflower

Varieties that flower regardless of light cycles

 

Feminized

Seeds that only carry female caryotypes, producing mostly female plants. Feminized seeds are produced by crossing two female plants.

 

Genetics

The genetic makeup of a plant. A plant has a set of genes inherited from its parents that determine how the plant looks, smells and grows.

 

Chemotype

The chemical makeup of a plant. This includes primarily cannabinoids, but also other phytochemicals such as terpenes and flavonoids.

 

Regular

Non-feminized seeds. Regular seeds will produce male and female plants with approximately 1:1 ratios, but this might vary.

 

Lineage

Lineage tells you which strains were used to breed a new strain.

 

Photoperiod

Most cannabis plants are photoperiodic, meaning that they start flowering when they receive less than 12 hours of consecutive light per day.