How To Grow Sinsemilla Weed. The plants are usually grown indoors, under a greenhouse condition using hydroponic techniques. 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, A Spanish term meaning “seedless,” sinsemilla is cannabis grown without seeds. Learn more about sinsemilla from Leafly.
How to grow the best sinsemilla weed
Are you looking for highly potent weed with very few seeds? If so, you need to try sinsemilla. No, it’s not a specific strain of marijuana. It is a specific type of growing that produces seedless marijuana.
The word sinsemilla is a combination of two different Spanish words: ‘Sin’ (without) and ‘Semilla’ (seed). The term became popular in the 1970s as a technique used by indoor growers on female cannabis plants. The technique ensures that the flowers of female plants do not come in contact with male plant pollen. This keeps the female plants from developing seeds.
Instead of seeds, these unfertilized females develop thicker branches and larger, resinous flower buds. It is also an effective way of boosting THC. In fact, sinsemilla marijuana produces THC that is 2 to 10 times higher than fertilized cannabis.
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What is a sinsemilla plant?
There is no such thing. Sinsemilla refers to a specific characteristic of the flowers of a marijuana plant. However, many people mistakenly use the term to refer to the plant or weed in general. Technically, marijuana (weed) can include other parts of the plant, so you could say sinsemilla weed and plants don’t exist. However, since most people are only familiar with using the flowers of a marijuana plant, incorrectly thinking about sinsemilla as a quality of the plant instead of the flowers isn’t that big of a deal.
Sinsemilla means a plant has never been pollinated. Pollination is great for passing on traits and creating more plants in the future; however, it can also be a bad thing, and here’s why:
Pollination causes marijuana plants to use their energy to create numerous seeds for reproduction instead of quality, potent flowers.
For many marijuana growers, the ultimate goal is quality. You want potent trichomes, visible resins, high THC and, of course, great taste and aroma.
The sinsemilla growing technique increases your chances of cultivating just that.
Once again, you can prevent the production of seeds by preventing pollination. Males pollinate females, so you’d want to avoid growing males.
Summary: Plants that don’t produce seeds tend to produce higher amounts of trichomes, leading to more potent weed.
The easiest way to avoid males is by planting feminized seeds indoors. These seeds will only produce female plants. You could also plant feminized seeds outdoors, but guaranteeing your females won’t get fertilized is tricky, since male plants can contaminate and pollinate females up to an entire mile away. It is much easier to stop male plants from pollinating females in a closed environment.
Not sure if you have a male plant in your garden? Read this detailed guide on plant reproduction to learn how to identify the sex of your plants.
Growing sinsemilla weed takes more effort, but in the end, it is worth it. Plus, when combined with strong genetics, you can produce highly potent, flavorful weed. Here are some feminized seeds that I recommend for sinsemilla growing.
Gorilla Glue Autoflower by ILGM seeds require very little maintenance to produce compact plants with potent buds. The 50/50 Indica Sativa hybrid can produce up to 26% THC levels. Plus, because the plants are so compact, they are perfect for small spaces.
Since it is an autoflowering plant, it will grow fast; however, this autoflower isn’t lacking on the THC. It also resists most of the common mildews and molds, making it perfect for first-time sinsemilla growers.
Gorilla Glue Autoflower is a mixture of Chocolate Diesel and Chem’s Sister that delivers an uplifted yet relaxed mood.
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.
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.
A Spanish term meaning “seedless,” sinsemilla refers to cannabis grown without seeds. In the wild, cannabis grows seeds along with buds so when it dies, it will grow again the following year. Growing sinsemilla cannabis was adopted in the 1960s and ‘70s to produce buds without seeds for consumers, by only growing bud-producing female cannabis plants and not allowing them to get pollinated.
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History of sinsemilla
Cannabis can be male or female, and in the wild males pollinate females, which then produce seeds. The genetics of both male and female plants are passed down to the seeds, so that when a female plant dies—cannabis is an annual, growing and dying each year—it drops seeds, which grow into new plants the following spring.
Only female cannabis plants produce buds, so when they are pollinated, seeds grow with the buds. Sinsemilla, or “seedless” cannabis was grown to keep seeds out of female plants so they only produce buds. To grow sinsemilla cannabis, male plants are discard or moved away from females before they develop pollen sacs and can pollinate females. This allows female plants to focus their resources on bud production instead of seed production.
Growing cannabis with seeds is beneficial for the natural evolution of the plant. Plants naturally evolved within their environment, picking up traits and characteristics that helped them better survive their environment.
Benefits of sinsemilla
Before sinsemilla became a standard practice among cultivators, there was a good chance weed you grew or bought had seeds in the buds. Bud with seeds are generally considered lower quality—seeds lead to a harsh smoke.
With sinsemilla, the cannabis plant can divert all its energies and resources on producing buds, instead of seeds. This leads to better quality and higher potency buds, and also higher yields because there won’t be seeds in the buds. The difference in potency is so drastic that when consumers first started smoking sinsemilla, they thought it was a different species of cannabis.