Cannabis False Seed Pods

This is my first female plant I've managed to get, and am thus super excited. However, I've noticed what look like the beginning of seeds! These were… Sinsemilla This is a very strong form of marijuana which, like skunk , contains high levels of ‘tetrahydrocannabinols’ (THC’s). These are responsible for a range of effects such as euphoria, I can't really find any good info on this question. Ive have it happen to me and I wasnt happy,like most noobs I thought it went hermie. my question is…

False seed pods?

This is my first female plant I’ve managed to get, and am thus super excited. However, I’ve noticed what look like the beginning of seeds! These were taken today, day 17 of 12/12. This little branch was taken from down by the screen.

I don’t know how this could happen, there is only one plant! I have yet to see a single male flower anywhere, so I don’t think it hermied. Are these just false seed pods that are full of THC and they just happen to really look like seeds? Or could the plant somehow have self seeded itself? Maybe there is a male flower somewhere that I missed. All the buds still look good though, so maybe I’m worrying for nothing?

Here are some other budshots of the plant; they seem to be fine?

Space Ghost

sorry bud, but you’ve got a hermie.

that first pic is a pre-mature male flower for sure.

since you only have one plant going, I’d let it finish, but you will have a partially (if not fully) seeded crop.

and when it’s done and harvested clean your grow area with bleach water to kill any lingering pollen.

To reduce the ammount of seeds you get, pluck off the male flowers as they appear, but that will be a full time job towards the end of flowering if you have a full-blown hermie on your hands.

Guest

I’m sorry, but I don’t see where you are seeing a male flower? I’m pretty fucking good at spotting male flowers, I’ve had male plants before this one. I’ve gone over my entire plant with a 4x magnifying glass. Are you looking at that cluster to the left and slightly below the pod? That was a fan leaf that I pinched off to take a better pic of the pod.

Space Ghost
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No, I dont’ think so, those are the very pods I was questioning! If you look at the second picture, there is another pod exactly like that one, except it still has the two female hairs poking out. I can actually pull those little pods out and look at them real close; and they are like little semi-clear donut holes.(they look nothing like a male flower) When I squeeze them they kind ooze a little bit of clear jelly.(immature resin?)

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I think this website might have allayed my fears though as it seems to describe whats going on exactly.

I guess sometimes the calyxes just really look like a seed? I don’t know, I’m still slightly worried. I don’t want any seeds in my first harvest!

Space Ghost

an easy way to see if there is any pollen in those pods is to pluck one off and chew on it a little, the pollen is very gritty and easy to identify in the mouth.

Good luck, whatever they are.

ShroomDr
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Since you are only 17 days into flower that is a male pre-flower. Calyx’s start to swell and look like seeds pods as the plants matures and is near harvest. Since you are only day 17 in flower and not at the end of flowering, that unfortuantly is a male pre-flower

SEEDYNONO
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yeah keep in mind the true match to the description of ‘false seed pods’ is not male preflowers or flowers for that matter. false seed pods are actually what you want.. they refer to the non-pollenated calyxs on a female bud. when they catch pollen they become seeded pods.

i’d say rip it off if its your only one and you don’t have any other plants to fall back on or start up. hope for the best. i found zero male flowers on a girl i grew from bagseed but the buds had some seeds in them. there is really nothing you can do except watch the plants super carefully for new signs and rip them off before they can fully develop

mace_ecam
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ls1_man, where you got the seeds from?

In a couple of days you’ll know if its a hermie or not.

Guest

They’re nirvana blue mystic, I got them from gypsy nirvana. I’ve eaten like 5 different buds (little secondary growths down at the screen that i pruned) and I’ve yet to taste or see any pollen. They are juicy with a mild sweet taste that is actually quite pleasant. The only thing I can really do is just keep growing it and keep an eye on it.

Guest

Since you are only 17 days into flower that is a male pre-flower. Calyx’s start to swell and look like seeds pods as the plants matures and is near harvest. Since you are only day 17 in flower and not at the end of flowering, that unfortuantly is a male pre-flower

How could it be a male flower when it is a single round pod that is semi-clear and filled with juice/gel? Male flowers are more elongated and they split open into a bunch of different segments. They’re also definitely not juicy and have pollen in them.

I’ll probably be able to prune off some more fluff stuff tonight, so I’ll see if I can get some more pictures.

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mace_ecam
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it sure does look freaky, ime freaks would sometimes be hermies, but not always
btw. i’ve seen single male bananas in female flowers and vice versa on hermies

Sinsemilla

This is a very strong form of marijuana which, like skunk, contains high levels of ‘tetrahydrocannabinols’ (THC’s). These are responsible for a range of effects such as euphoria, talkativeness, increased sociability, hunger pangs (also known as ‘the munchies’) and hallucinations.

What is sinsemilla?

This refers to a female cannabis plant which does not have any seeds. This word can be split into two: ‘sin’ (without) and ‘semilla’ (seeds).

So, ‘sinsemilla’means ‘no seeds’.

If a female marijuana plant is not fertilised then it will produce large amounts of resin which was designed to trigger fertilisation. However, cannabis resin contains high levels of THC’s.

Female cannabis plants which have not been fertilised will contain ‘fake’seed pods with high percentages of THC’s which is the desired goal for some growers.

These pods contain ‘pistils’ –the seed bearing part of the plant which change colour during growth before withdrawing into the pods.

Once they have done so the plant is ready to be harvested.

So, if a female cannabis plant has not been fertilised by a male plant and is allowed to mature then it will not produce any seeds. If there is no sign of these throughout its growth then it is said to be a sinsemilla plant.

Sinsemilla plants have some of the highest levels of THC’s.

How is sinsemilla grown?

This is usually grown indoors, under greenhouse conditions, and using hydroponic techniques.

One reason for this is that it is relatively easy for a male cannabis plant to fertilise a female cannabis plant if grown outdoors. So, growing sinsemilla indoors reduces the risk of this happening.

A sinsemilla plant contains a high percentage of THC’s, often around 10% or more. This figure increases to 20, 25 or even 30% if grown using hydroponic techniques.

Using sinsemilla

This can be added to tobacco and smoked as a ‘spliff’ or smoked on its own. Another option is to smoke sinsemilla using a ‘bong’ (a water pipe).

Effects of sinsemilla

This causes similar effects to those of skunk. People who smoke sinsemilla find that they experience a state of elation, heightened awareness of colour, sound and textures and an increased appetite.

False Seed Pod Question

I can’t really find any good info on this question.
Ive have it happen to me and I wasnt happy,like most noobs I thought it went hermie.

my question is why does some plants show false seed pods and others plants grow to what I think is normal looking buds.
how to prevent?

any info on this subject would be great.

joepro
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fdd2blk
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I think you might be talking about the calyx, which is the main part of the female flower. When ripe, the calyx will swell up, and look as if a seed is growing inside. That is actually a good indicator of bud ripeness.

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joepro
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I understand its a false pregnantcy, or thats what ive read.
my question is why and how to prevent it.
thanks for any help

fdd2blk
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I understand its a false pregnantcy, or thats what ive read.
my question is why and how to prevent it.
thanks for any help

natmoon
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Its not actually a false seed pod per say.
Its an old term for a swollen calyx/pod that is so swollen that it appears to contain a seed but does not actually contain anything except resin.

Hers some text that probably explains it a lot better than i do and in more detail.

Female marijuana goes through several stages of flowering.
First a few flowers appear. Then new flowers develop around the
first ones. Flowers also form at each leaf node along the branches
and main stem. The buds start to fill out so that the cluster becomes
thick with pistils (the little antennae) reaching out for pollen. The
pistils are white, or sometimes shaded pink or lavender. They look
fresh and moist.
Some of the pistils begin to wither and turn red, purple, or
even a light brown. Just as the cluster looks like it’s finished, a new
wave of flower growth appears, usually concentrated in a relatively
bare spot. Successive waves of flowers may appear for weeks.
The flowers close, and the calyxes start to swell. This is a false
seed pod; the flowers have not been fertilized and no seed can
develop. These pods are totally covered with resin glands. At
maturity the glands should sparkle like individual jewels in bright
light. The individual glands should appear clear under magnifica-
tion. When the glands turn amber, the buds should be harvested.
No bud should be picked before its time. Plants and varieties
differ as to maturation pattern. Some plants mature all at once, so
that the whole plant can be picked. Other varieties mature from the
top down. One respected researcher claimed “”Most plants I’ve had
mature bottom to top. The main bud was the last to finish.” Under
lights, however, the top buds mature first most of the time. Next,
the buds nearest the top and so on. The buds on the outside of the
branch are likely to mature faster than inner buds. It may take a
month before the plant is totally picked. Picking the plant a little at
a time allows previously shaded portions of the plant to receive light
and grow.