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#1 Robert Farrell

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 03:32 PM

Ok I've been growing for thirty plus years and seemed to of produced a plant that won't breed with any other plant but the original male i produced my weed with and always was the male i ever used...
Well any way i crossed and back crossed for five years using five different kinds of plants then as a final step breed what i produced with the original one male which only manages to produce five or six seed which 95% are females but doesn't seem to want to breed with any other males any ideas what would cause that not that I'm complaining because i know no one i sell clones to can ever produce seeds only clones but most aren't that smart and might i mention this plant i produced is over forty year old so have to deal with what few seeds the plant will produce and make clones.
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Posted 03 January 2017 - 07:29 PM

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 10:50 AM

I've never heard of this, but my breeding experience can be explained in a couple of sentences.
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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:30 PM

I figured as much no one had a answer as long as I've been growing i can't figure it out either but maybe one day i will.
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Posted 04 January 2017 - 06:24 PM

Could be the female became infertile because of inbreeding depression.
I don't believe the other part of the story.
Did you try with landrace males?
How many males did you try anyway?
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Posted 04 January 2017 - 06:42 PM

View PostRobert Farrell, on 03 January 2017 - 03:32 PM, said:

...produce five or six seed which 95% are females...

I think you need to put 20 seeds in soil to get 95% females.
19 out of 20 makes 95%

Any conclusion drawn from a test of five or six seeds is anecdotical anyway.
You need to grow at least 100 plants to get a good idea about the f/m ratio anyway!
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Posted 04 January 2017 - 07:52 PM

Robert, I've been growing cannabis for a while too and the only thing that comes to mind is sterility.

The female may be partially sterile from having no pollen tubes or even misshaped calyxes or maybe it has some sort of anomaly like actually getting pollinated by a male, but an inability to make seeds with that pollen.

If this were the case, then it wouldn't matter what male pollen was used.

Sterility in males can include the inability to produce staminate flowers or if the staminate flowers are present, they may be immature or misshaped and may produce pollen that is not viable.
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Posted 04 January 2017 - 09:23 PM

I can hazard a guess and say it could be the male or a recessive trait that you have bottlenecked into the filial generation you are now at with the chosen female. I would think as long as pistils come out the females calyx, she should be viable. The pistils are ( as far as ive seen ) attached to the unfertilized seed, leading me to believe in a sterile male. As long as the pistils recieve pollen, which is attached to the seed, in theory, id assume pollination should occur.

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 05:16 AM

I have no clue have tried different males and even people i sold clones to couldn't manage to produce seeds with males they had but it's all good i can still take clones and manage seeds with the skunk x Hash plant i created and used from the beginning.
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