Cannabis: Origins, genotype, taxonomy, chemotypes

THE ORIGINS OF CANNABIS Studies and scientific researches converge on the fact that cannabis was, for the first time, found on the Asian continent therefore we’ll take this notion for granted. Cannabis is native to Central Asia and perhaps the foothills of the Himalayas. Converging lines of evidence exist, including a centre of biological diversity, …

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Hermaphroditism, causes, origins and curiosity

Hermaphroditism or monoicism is the phenomenon by which an individual of a given species can reproduce both male and female gametes simultaneously or subsequently. Etymologically, the term hermaphrodite derives from Hermaphrodite, a character from Greek mythology son of Hermes and Aphrodite who, having merged with a nymph, appeared to possess physical traits of both sexes.A hermaphroditic …

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How to select a variety of Cannabis

How to select a variety of Cannabis Selecting a “personal” type of Cannabis takes time and patience. Selecting means above all choosing and therefore excluding. Let’s see what is best to select, choose and what should be excluded. First of all we must start from the parents, and we know, if we want healthy, robust …

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From Landraces to the present day. The Importance of starting from seeds grown outdoors

It is called ‘landrace’ or ‘ecotype’, a variety of Cannabis that constitutes a group of populations that in a very long period of time have adapted to the environmental conditions of a given region, or a portion of territory that has a defined microclimate and characteristics. The natural selection, the climatic conditions, the nature and …

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The Plasticity of Cannabis Genome

How do plants adapt themselves to a new environment? We often ask ourselves the problem of having to grow plants whose original habitat is very different from what we are able to offer them: narrow grow boxes with artificial lights or a small balcony disguised in the city. The soil changes, the climate, the waterings …

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Cannabis: Why Choose Seeds from Plants Grown Outdoors

The plants that grow and develop in large populations under natural conditions and that manage to overcome the various stages of growth until they reach the flowering phase with minimum human intervention, are the most vigorous plants, they are the ‘winners’. These characteristics will be transmitted to the following generations and after a few years …

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How to Select a Vigorous and Productive Genetic Line

How to Select a Vigorous and Productive Genetic Line Have you ever wondered why some types of cannabis plants grow better than others or are more productive in certain environments? Why do some plants grow puny, thin, weak, frail and get sick  producing very little? Others, on the other hand, show great vigour and rapid …

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