If you let a plant flower too long will it start to create its own seeds?
Yes. It’s called rhodelisation.
I’ve been growing 2 different strains since last November. This last time, I went 10
weeks and a few days and I’ll be dammed if I’m not finding a few seeds on a couple of the main colas.
No pollen sacks or signs of hermaphroditism on either plant harvested. Hopefully I get a few viable seeds to keep them going?
It’s possible you could have transferred pollen from outside to your grow area.
Rhodelisation is not the right term. That makes a plant Hermie to pollenate itself. The actual term for a plant asexually producing seed without a pollen is apomixis
Whether it comes from a hermed female or a male plant, the calix must get pollenated (with pollen) to form a seed.
I do have a couple outside and have been checking regularly for any signs of hermies. All are female clones with exception of one. The Christmas tree, as I call her was started from seed, cloned and confirmed female as well. I’m on an acre and a half and am not aware of anyone else growing close but who knows.
Also keep in mind it doesn’t have to be cannabis pollen either. You could have mowed and brought grass pollen in or several other scenarios.
Apomixis doesn’t require pollen. It forgoes the sexual process and the plant clones itself thru seed.
It’s crazy, I have gone through the girls with a fine toothed comb and have not seen any pollen sacs. Wet trimmed one strain and finishing dry trim on other.
Did not know that, thanks Ran. I just love this effing site!!! Definitely prefer indoor grows but we shall see what harvest looks like. Been one thing after the other. I do however just love how resilient these plants are. I have had branches break off to the point where there is just connective tissue on the outside, zip tied it back in place and like magic, she heals herself.
That’s always the wild card with plants. They will do what it takes to further the species. If that means fixing itself or breeding itself or bypassing the sexual process all together the plant will do whatever it takes.
They truly are remarkable plants!