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how long does it take for marijuana seed to mature

Sexing marijuana plants can be a time-consuming process, and if you don’t catch males, there is a risk that even one males can pollinate your entire crop, causing all of your female weed plants to produce seeds.

Because training happens during vegetative growth, for autoflowering plants, this period could be as short as a few weeks, which means time is limited. Try topping your autoflowers after they have three nodes, and stop once they begin to flower. You will want to prune them lightly.

Pros and cons of using cannabis clones

So don’t discount bud because it has a seed or two in it. While not ideal, it could be the origins of the next great weed strain.

Aside from producing cannabis through seeds, or sexual reproduction, you can also reproduce the plant through cloning, or asexual reproduction. A clone is a cutting that is genetically identical to the plant it was taken from—that plant is known as the “mother.”

For a seed to be viable, it must be mature enough to have a completely formed genetic blueprint, and it must be strong enough to germinate and pop through its hard casing and sprout its crucial taproot.

What if time is not an issue?

These factors have the greatest impact on total time:

From Day 1 of your marijuana plant’s life to a Smokable Harvest, you’re looking at 8.5 weeks – 7+ Months. Many factors will affect the total time, but the average grow takes 3-4 months.

Long Anwer:

Additionally, many growers prefer to ‘cure’ their buds for longer than the 2-week minimum for added flavor and bag appeal, which accounts for why some grows could take several months from seed to smokable harvest.

How to grow marijuana as quick as possible:

Once your plant is harvested, there is a drying and curing process which takes about a minimum of two weeks before your buds are “ready” for use.

The time from seed to smokable harvest averages 3-3.5 months for me with a strain like Northern Lights, where I grow the plants for 3-4 weeks in the vegetative stage, growing with cheap, regular CFL lights in coco coir, and with that setup I can get a few easy ounces per plant.

how long do seeds take ripen or mature for harvesting. what would be the shortest amount of time to the longest it could take as far as I know it could be as long as 4 to 8 weeks for ripe seeds

Hi all I have a Jamaican Purple Skunk female Plant that is an early flowering plant & I have an auto Blue Himalaya male & female I really like the characteristics of the 2 and I crossed pollinated the J.P.S & A.B.H male to see what I can get out of them I hope that it stays auto flowering and passes off some of the purple hues and dense tricromes with the blueberry aroma & couch locked high of both strains

Its been about 2 to 3 weeks since I pollinated the J.P.S & the seeds are poking out the calyx now & are large but still green the plant is outdoors & is at the point of being finished maybe even over ripe because I didnt get to pollinate until more then half way into flowering

I dont want to harvest them to early cause I counted only about 10 or 12 seeds total until I can harvest and know for sure and I dont want to damage or lose a potential female

How long should I wait to harvest if the seeds are fat green and poking out the calyx?? keeping in mind its only been 2-3 weeks so far I really dont care for the bud that its gonna yield then I do for its seeds :time