The plant is on day 66 from breaking soil, and I noticed these a few days ago. I didn’t know what they were and I didn’t know that autoflowers could hermie until today when I read some threads. This is the only area I see these, on the top bud.
This morning, I gently poked at these bananas, and oh my do they have a strong scent, unlike the rest of the plant. For what it’s worth, these bananas have a very strong citrus, grapefruit scent very much like the Mimosa flower I picked up from the dispensary.
This plant has been stressed within the past 2-3 weeks, mainly with a major light change and then a short bit later with nute deficiencies, the latter for which I was unprepared. I opted to not correct the nute deficiencies, long story, so I’ve let her go to see what happens. Well, looks like she has gone bananas.
I would sanitize your grow area after you’ve decided what to do. You won’t want that pollen around for your next grow. A lot of folks will use either diluted bleach or a hydrogen peroxide solution to sanitize grow areas.
So it’s possible that pollen has spread beyond the plant? Or is it an abundance of caution to sanitize the grow area?
And can the pollen be viable for months? (It will be a few months before I grow another plant.) I can sanitize the area, but I’m concerned that maybe it’s spread beyond the grow area … how far in my house and for how long do I chase possible pollen?
For sure, I will sanitize the immediate grow area; I just hope I don’t have a larger problem. I don’t mind so much losing the plant, as I have enough weed and for now growing is more of an educational venture at this point, but I don’t want a future grow fracked. I’ll sanitize what I can and read up on pollen. Thanks for your help!
What little I’ve read about nanners, I’ve seen some say that it usually only affects the immediate area, others say it spreads beyond that. I hope it’s the first case, but I’ll treat it as though it spreads.
Really depends on where the sac develops. If the sac grows below the bud and opens the pollen can escape. If it grows buried in the bud, like you have, the pollen is going to have a real hard time escaping.
Good to know. Still, I’ll sanitize. I just don’t want to worry about my grow area come this Fall. Yeah, the top bud is sticky, and has a good scent, too. Does make me a little sad that I won’t get to smoke her, as she’s too young to harvest. It seems that her pheno expressions are a bit on the Sativa side with her lankiness and citrusy/buttery/herby scent, but oh well. The first plant (same bag of seeds) was very earthy, skunky, piney, and coffee-ish and she also smelled wonderful (and smokes good!). But I think all weed smells awesome.
Oh hell yeah I am, LOL. I don’t want to risk it. However, I put her outside a short bit ago, and I “could” just leave her out there and see if she can withstand it enough to have at least the top bud mature, LOL. This plant has taught me a lot; maybe I’ll just see how long the education can continue.