It’s important to only conduct this test if you are planning to germinate the seeds immediately afterwards. The viable seeds that sunk to the bottom of the glass will have taken in water, crossing the membrane of the seed and signalling that it’s time to come to life—activating germination.
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.
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.
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We hear this question all the time from clients and beginner growers, and the answer is a resounding no. There is simply no way to tell the sex of a cannabis seed just by looking at it.
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.
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.
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.
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Rainbow Kush seeds will grow into plants that have sticky buds with high THC. This strain is moderately potent, with a THC level of around 15 to 20%. The Rainbow marijuana seeds are ideal for those who wish to enjoy marijuana without affecting their routine activities.
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The difficulty of growing rainbow cannabis seeds is estimated to be easy to medium. You can grow Rainbow Kush seeds indoors as well as outdoors. Experienced growers recommend using the Sea of Greens technique for the best results. Space management is an attentive aspect of the growing rainbow strain seeds as the plants can grow up to 5 feet (150 cm) indoors. Outdoors, it can grow almost 6 feet (180 cm) in height. If you grow Rainbow strain seeds indoors, you can expect the plants to end the flowering phase in about 8 to 9 weeks. On the other hand, if you grow them outdoors, late September or early October is the perfect time to harvest.
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The plants that grow from Rainbow marijuana seeds will have different shades of fiery red, vibrant orange, beautiful pink, and light yellow. They will also have characteristic blues, greens, and purples, and even undertones of white. The crystals will be highly atomized and very sticky to the touch. This beautiful strain is no doubt one of the most remarkable marijuana strains available in the world. Growing Rainbow weed seeds, the full spectrum of rainbow pigments emerges as the plants near the end of their flowering phase. It almost makes it magical to watch how this cannabis strain grows.
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Quality seeds will sink in water. In glass or vessel, place room temperature water deep enough to full cover the volume of seeds to be tested. Place your seed or seeds in the water. After a couple of hours, anything still floating, should not be considered a quality seed. Soaking seeds will allow moisture to cross over the protective membrane and signal the seed that it is time to grow. As such this test should not be performed if the intent is to store the seeds after testing as it may render otherwise quality seed unviable if not meant to be immediately germinated afterwards.
Size is relative, but if you are able to compare several seeds at once, the higher quality seeds are larger. When it comes to seeds, less is more. The fewer seeds that comprise any given amount, an ounce or a gram for example, is generally an indicator of higher quality seeds. The biggest seeds within a species generally have more energy stored within them and have a greater potential to mature into a productive plant. Note that indica strains tend to produce larger seeds than sativa strains so make sure the comparison is made among like seeds.
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You may not have access to see or have verified information on the storage conditions of seeds, but if you can find this out, it is critical to maintaining quality seed. While cannabis seeds can be viable for over 10 years in some instances, the best seed in terms of productivity is not more than 12 to 18 months old. It should have been stored in dark, cool and dry conditions to prevent mold or the onset of any fungal issues. Storing in a freezer can prolong seeds as well, essentially suspending time.