It may have been an attempt at self-reproducing. Creating a seed rather than nanners (or perhaps as the result of nanners somewhere else?). I can’t say I’ve seen such a thing before so large, but definitely it appears to be swollen reproductive parts. The fact that it was hard leads me to believe seed development.
I dont think ot was polination. Your leaves are scortched and you have lotsa foxtailing going on. Screams light stress, which has been known to herm a plant. Which would explain the strange pod. Keep an eye out at all of the nodes and budsights for any pods they differ from bracts in a couple ways female bracts will have two red or white hairs (pistils) coming from them males kick out a seed pod. The shape of the female bract is cone shape vs the pod shaped counterpart. Couple visual illustrations to help with that. Look over your buds too nanners can come out of them, they look just like they sound.
Finally back your light off, use your hand as a guide. If you put your hand at canopy level for 30 seconds and it is too hot to hold it there, then its to hot for your plant. 18-24 inches pretty standard distance. Try somewhere in there. This should stop the foxtails also.
I could be wrong but I think this will help you be able to finish up. Want all your trichomes (on bud not on sugar leaf) to be as opaque as the bottom of this banger
I did see another flower with a few small green pods growing on it. Nothing like the alien pod from before. I Broke it open and did see a fresh green seed inside of it. Already backed my lights off the top of the canopy. It was around 85-87 degrees with a laser thermometer aimed at the tallest bud befofe i did so. the air temperature in the tent never rose above 81
Now with a confirmed seed, what would give me the better harvest in terms or quality and effect in your opinion?
flushing and harvesting now? (1-2 weeks early)
waiting the 1-2 weeks to finishing ripening and living with the seeds?
Sadly, no. The seeds may be viable but they will all be regular and prone to hermaphritism.
Thats a bummer. If it was me, I would harvest. As I understand it, once they start making seeds the energy for trichome production is much less then the energy used for seed production. She looks real close to being done anyhow. I dont have any experience in this issue. When that happens, I ask @Covertgrower Hey covert, should @neelnkp harvest the plant this thread is focused on?
If they resulted from a female self-pollinating, then yes. I would not advise growing them because as @Docnraq said, they will be prone to herming due to the genetic trait being passed on to the seed
If they resulted from a male plant pollinating her, then no.
The close-up bud pic has what appears to be nanners on it - just one or two and frankly you’re so far into flower I’d probably just try to remove them carefully and let it do it’s thing til it’s done ripening.
Frankly you spent 8 weeks+ veg getting her this far. Will having to pick a few immature seeds out of your buds be a huge deterrent? It wouldn’t be enough of an inconvenience to make me undo that much time and energy unless I had other plants flowering in the same room but significantly further behind in development.
I.e. I’ll always throw a hermie out if it’s the first one in my litter to do it, but if I only have a few plants left and they’re all close to cooked, I’ll do my best to remove the offending bananas and let them finish up.
Red circle = suspected nanner
Blue circle = suspected seed forming
im not really worried about picking seeds out, more worried about potency loss. If flowering them for another two weeks will maximize the potency then thats the preferred option. Ive just read that seeds reduce potency.
Red circle is actually where i pulled the green seed in the picture from.
If she was pollinated early, she would spend her energy on making seeds. As it stands, the trichomes you’re after are largely already developed. It’s a matter now of allowing those trichomes to mature - rather than making them develop in the first place.
I won’t say she’s as potent as she coulda been, but she’ll get you absolutely super high. No reason to throw in the towel imo
This is where I stand. Based on foxtailing, and length of time flowering, there’s some weight to be gained, but not enough to make a huge difference. At this point potency would be degrading, waiting on more amber trichomes. My opinion is this plant could be harvested at any time.
I’m no one …but agree with this
I spent half my young life rifling through buds with seeds and the weed always got me high …
This late in the game it wouldn’t scare me unless there were other ladies around that were in early development