Indica / Sativa Hybrid Seeds
Indica, Sativa and Hybrid represent the three main categories of Cannabis which are predominantly known across the region with hybrid seeds providing users with benefits from both Indica and Sativa. One of the first known hybrid’s of an Indica and Sativa was known as ‘Skunk’ which was first bred by a group of cannabis growers based in California, USA, Sacred Seed Co., led by David Watson. The resulting strain was revolutionary, producing high yields in relatively short periods of time along with having the innate ability to withstand an array of climatic conditions hence enabling it to be grown indoors, outdoors, and in greenhouses. The latter has been especially helpful to growers since hybrids can be selected for their size, bushiness and other features, catering to specifically to the grower’s requirement.
Furthermore, cannabis strains which are considered to be ‘hybrid’ can either be Indica dominant, Sativa dominant or a fifty-fifty split in accordance with the need of the user i.e. whether they are inclined towards the cerebral high of Sativa or the body relaxation properties of Indica. Needless to say, in recent years, the therapeutic properties of Cannabis have become prominent leading to a noticeable rise in demand for the product. This has further lead to the rise in experimentation with Cannabis strains resulting in the likes of Indica / Sativa Hybrid Seeds, which were essentially a man-made attempt at customising plants via cross breeding with specific kinds of characteristics usually found in Sativa, and Indica strains.
The process of breeding such hybrid seeds involves breeders carrying out selective breeding in a controlled environment; they pick the female plant and male pollen to produce a specific trait. Specific Cannabinoid Content is one of the main reasons for breeders opting for producing Indica / Sativa Hybrids. Research into the field of hybrid breeding has enabled breeders to maintain specific concentrations of cannabinoids, with strains either maximizing or minimizing the levels of THC and the amount of CBD. This has especially aided in medicinal cannabis production for children which contains high amounts of CBD but low levels of THC. In addition to this, maintaining resin content is another reason for the adoption of hybrid seed production. Hybrids are essentially cross bred for their resin content since some plants are more resinous than others. In this case, Sativa tends to be less resinous than Indica though a hybrid of the two can control the resin content depending upon whether the resultant is Indica dominant, Sativa dominant or a fifty-fifty split.
Therapeutic Properties of Indica / Sativa Hybrid Seeds
Individually Indica and Sativa strains are known to provide certain therapeutic benefits; Indica is known to be an aid in alleviating insomnia along with providing pain relief whilst Sativa is known to be helpful for depression, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and even fatigue. Therefore, depending upon the dominant strain, individuals can incur the benefits of both Indica and Sativa via the hybrid strain; hybrids can be especially helpful when tailored to a user’s specific need.
What’s the difference between indica & sativa? Find out in our blog post.
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Cannabis naturally grows in the wild, by crossing different landraces hybrid plants are created that can be selectively bred to stimulate certain characteristics. Nowadays, crossing indica and sativa-dominant plants are the basis for a hybrid plant. The intention of the seed grower is to obtain the positive qualities of both plants in the hybrid cannabis plant. Because of this, it can sometimes happen that an indica is mistaken for a sativa and vice versa.
Why choose a Hybrid strain
Like many other things in life, there will be disadvantages as well as benefits and by choosing a hybrid you significantly increase the odds that the seeds purchased will meet the requirements for that what you are planning to use them for. If you would like to grow a Sativa plant but dread the long flowering times and/ or large plants, choosing a Hybrid plant can offer a number of benefits such as reducing flowering times and still be able to enjoy a sativa high. Hybrid plants are well known for their growth capacities and are therefore very suitable to be used in a SCROG (screen of green) or in an SOG setup providing that sufficient height is present.
Indica, Sativa and Ruderalis
These species are used to create hybrid seeds in different capacities, to get an idea of what we mean exactly, here are a few examples:
• Indica X indica of two different cannabis species
• Sativa X sativa from two different cannabis strains
• Indica X Sativa where selections determine which of the two will become dominant
• The outcome from the above, crossed with a ruderalis plant will give autoflowering hybrids.
With the combinations mentioned above, there are almost infinite combinations of crossings to strengthen certain qualities or requirements, this should only be done by breeders who know what they are doing and can take care of high-quality offspring.
Growing cannabis hybrid seeds
Reproduction of hybrid plants is the same as with other cannabis strains and breeders will also pollinate female plants with male pollen or when feminized with female pollen. Seed breeders make strict selections with larger amount of plants to find parents who meet the requirements that are set for the offspring. By breeding selectively, the grower ensures that each succeeding generation has more of the desired characteristics. The further in the generations (also referred to as F1, F2, F3 etc.) the more plants will meet the breeders demands, In sanniesshop we have strains available which have been bred for 10 years or more and due to that strains have arisen which may be called IBL (intensive wide line).
Which Hybrid seeds to choose
Sanniesshop sells hybrid seeds that are made under the following conditions and can be selected on such:
• A specific effect of cannabinoids and THC
• The size of the cannabis plants and buds
• Taste and smell of the buds
• The yield of the dried buds
• Number of flowering weeks
• Color and general appearance of the plant
• Rooting taken cuttings from the parent plants
Hybrid seeds from sanniesshop for sativa and indica lovers that are looking for the best of both worlds