We all know that cannabis came from three main subspecies: the Ruderalis, Indica, and Sativa. But in years, cultivators and breeders created more species from Sativa and Indica. Combining these two subspecies to achieve the traits they want, the so-called hybrid strains rose into the market.
With so many cannabis videos about different popular marijuana varieties, let’s take a glimpse of what these crossbreeds are.
What are Marijuana Crossbreeds?
Most weed producers mix different cannabis seedlings to develop new varieties with a particular characteristic that stands out from other kinds. For decades, experts claimed that there are already more than 700 weed kinds available for recreational and medicinal uses.
One thing about marijuana crossbreeds have is the different THC levels they contain. While some rely on the rule to name a new strain based on this compound, producers aren’t particular about this. The process of crossbreeding and hybridization doesn’t tell precisely the THC compounds through their physical features.
Why Produce New Varieties?
We already mentioned that breeders are cultivating new weed varieties to produce unique types. But there are other reasons that cannabis videos about crossbreed kinds may not emphasize.
Other reasons for producing marijuana crossbreeds species are:
- To purify existing varieties
- To bring out a specie’s strength and capabilities
- To combine the traits of other breeds
- To enhance specific characteristics like faster and higher yields
- To improve existing features like aroma and potency
How are Mixed Weed Species Created?
Reproducing any marijuana species includes a similar essential cycle, which involves the male pollinating the female plant. Be that as it may, reproducers take part in specific rearing in a controlled climate in crossover creation. They pick the female plant and male dust to create a particular attribute or set of them.
Seeds developed by this cycle will be the original half-breeds of the male and female guardians. Those with the ideal qualities will rear once more. When these attributes have been created, reproducers will “block” the strain. It is typically rehashed across at least three ages to settle the qualities.
Marijuana can likewise be increased “explicitly” or “epigenetically.” The sexual conception cycle includes joining various guardians. Be that as it may, vegetative strategies incorporate cloning, cutting, and even division of roots. Adamic multiplication permits precisely the same plant to be delivered over and over.
What are Different Kinds of Hybrid Mixtures?
Basically, there are four types of hybrid types created:
- Sativa-Sativa- the combination of two pure but different Sativa breeds
- Sativa-Indica- Despite the created breed possess both of these kinds, the Sativa is more dominant.
- Indica-Sativa- The Indica is more dominant in the traits of the newly-produced specie
- Indica-Indica- Two different strands of Indica are combined
What are the Hybrid Mixtures?
Like in any crossbreeding process, not all crossbreeds are the same. No matter how much time and work, no combination possesses similar traits of the weeds’ subspecies. However, there are particular characteristics of any crossbreeds that undoubtedly stands out from the rest.
Stable Seed Variety
It is the final and most stable seed from the continuous breeding process of a particular male plant. It is to stabilize the specific characteristics of each variety, which is possible by genetic variations.
Unstable Seed Strain
Unfortunately, these are the types that aren’t marketable, no matter how fast they can be produced.
Meanwhile, clone strains are those that came into weed types with specific attributes. The cultivator can make hereditary indistinguishable clones and disseminate them. A clone is the best way to guarantee that the specific hereditary cosmetics of this plant is propagated. In any case, developing conditions will extraordinarily influence the result.