Why Some Weed Plants Have Seeds and Others Not

Why Some Weed Plants Have Seeds and Others Not

Sometimes you get seeds in your stash. Lots of them. Sometimes you get none. Not one. Sometimes plants produce seeds; sometimes they do not. Why? Dirty weed, or of such low quality, contains an abundance of seeds. High quality marijuana barely has any, more likely none at all. No seeds for weed delivery in Santa Barbara. No. Why do seeds lower quality? How can plants have no seeds? Is it possible? 

Why Seedless Buds? 

Seedless buds are the crème de la crème of cannabis. There is good reason for this. When plants focus energy on producing seeds, they direct less of it toward making the good stuff: Cannabinoids, which, according to the Journal of Industrial Hemp, is what you want, found in trichome glands aplenty. Cannabinoids include tetrahydrocannabinol, or psychoactive THC, and cannabidiol, or CBD, and more. 

Cannabis plants contain over 100 different cannabinoids, all with their own unique effects and therapeutic properties. Buds that are producing seeds are not producing many cannabinoids, but when they are not focusing on reproduction, they make more cannabinoids instead. Buds without seeds, called sinsemilla, promise the highest quality, and the highest potency. 

Male Cannabis Plants

If you grow a crop of males only, you will have no seeds. You will not have many cannabinoids either. Males are not very useful when growing seedless buds. In fact, they are dangerous. Most people pull males out at the first sign of sexual identification, before they can pollinate any females. If you leave any males in your crop, it will pollinate every female in as large a radius as it possibly can. 

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What is worse, a male plant does not produce many cannabinoids. They do not even make you stoned. Females are the producers, since they contain the trichome glands necessary for attracting male pollen, which is where the majority of cannabinoids are in plants. The only time males are good to have around is when you are deliberately crossing strains to make your own seeds. 

Female Cannabis Plants

Female plants may or may not have seeds, depending on whether they catch pollen from any male plants in the area. If yes, you will have seeds. If you can prevent pollination, she will produce more trichomes instead, getting more and more pungent as it seeks pollen toward season’s end. This is what you want: Unpollinated female plants dripping with trichomes in anticipation of it. 


Hermaphrodites are incredibly interesting, and extremely common. The trait that turns a plant hermaphrodite is either genetic, or triggered by stress in the environment. For example, a female might turn hermaphrodite as a last resort, in an attempt to pollinate herself if still not pollinated late in the season. If this happens, seeds are inevitable. Guaranteed. Unless you remove it in time, unlikely. 

Some breeders force some plants to turn hermaphrodite. Experienced growers can manipulate just one branch to produce seeds without contaminating the entire crop. Most fail, however. If just one node on one plant turns hermaphrodite without you knowing about it, you will not have seedless buds. At all. This is one of the reasons why cloning is so popular a method of acquiring new plants. 

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Achieving Sinsemilla

Sinsemilla is very difficult to get right. Some people buy feminized seeds to increase their chances, despite fears that feminized plants have a higher risk of turning hermaphrodite in the first place. To get a crop of pure sinsemilla, you have to make sure no males come anywhere near your plants. None of their persistent pollen floating through the air vents. If you keep plants pollen free, seeds will not exist. 

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Companies invest plenty of resources into ensuring sinsemilla buds for their clients. Technology has made this easier, and for those that do get seeds, you can always turn those buds into cannabutter for your own recipes, instead of searching “weed edibles near me” whenever you have guests over. If you end up with seeds in your plants, it is not the end of the world, since there is always weed delivery. 

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Comments (2)

  1. Avatar for Diane Diane October 17, 2019 / 9:42 pm / Reply

    Wow, i didnt know why some plants had seeds and others didnt

  2. Avatar for Gloria Gloria October 20, 2019 / 11:16 am / Reply

    Lol, makes perfect sense now

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