That means the seedy cannabis buds (which come from a female plant) may have come into contact with pollen from a male plant. Therefore, it’s possible the grower didn’t identify and remove all the male plants before the released pollen. It’s also possible that the plant self-pollinated (sometimes called herming) which is often the result of plant stress during the budding phase but can also be caused by genetics.
If it’s very seedy the buds may not feel as potent, though a few seeds here and there won’t make much difference in potency. The main problem with seedy weed is that you are getting less smokeable bud for the amount of total mass there. If it is seedless, you will get a lot more bang for your buck. Seedless bud (sinsemilla) is considered to be the highest quality and most potent type of weed. I’ve seen some growers get impressive results with bagseed, but overall results seem to be hit or miss. Plants can grow in odd ways and often either the yields or quality isn’t as expected. The problem is that seeds often don’t “breed true” to the buds that they came from. That is why many growers either stick to clones (which are exactly the same as the “mother” plant) or purchase seeds of a stabilized strain from a trustworthy breeder, where each of the plants will grow the way you expect, and buds more consistently have the smell, yield and potency they’re supposed to. Very pale or white seeds, that can be easily crushed between the fingers, usually won’t sprout. However, I have been surprised to find some very flimsy seeds sprout and produce amazing plants (we aren’t breeding them for hard seeds after all) so when in doubt, I highly recommend doing the true test to see if the seed is viable – try to germinate the seed and see if it sprouts!
You may have seen marijuana buds that are pink, purple, red, orange, or possibly even blue! If you want to grow buds that are pink, red, or purple, you must choose the right genetics! The tendency to turn colors is almost 100% determined by strain/genetics, so you can’t force any plant to produce colorful buds. However, you can purchase seeds of strains that naturally turn vibrant colors, and there are tricks to maximize their genetics and bring out the colors of your buds. You cannot produce buds this purple without a strain that has been bred to makes purple buds. There are tricks to maximize the natural color of your genetics, but you have to start with good genes! 4 Different “Parts” of Cannabis Can Become Colorful. When people are talking about “colorful” buds, most people imagine brightly colored buds in their hands. But there are actually different parts of cannabis plants that can display non-green colors, and sometimes people will lump all them all together. Each one is a little different from each other, and some have a significant effect on the final looks of your bud, while others don’t make much difference. Many different parts of a cannabis plant can turn purple, including the whole plant! The parts of the plant that can become colorful are… Pistils (Hairs) – some of the color remains after drying/curing Calyxes (Buds Themselves) – very strong effect on final color Leaves – relatively small effect on final bud color since many are removed by trimming Trichomes – small effect on final color. Buds are made up of different parts and are usually more than one color. Most growers want the buds themselves to appear colorful, so the color stays even after the buds are dried and cured. There are two parts of the buds that can turn color. There are several strains where the pistils turn pink or purple. Sometimes just the pistils/hairs turn pink or purple, while the leaves and buds may still be green. When buds are dried, they retain some of their pistil color, but you will still be able to see the color coming through underneath. Colorful Calyxes (Buds Themselves) Calyxes are what make the buds themselves. Cannabis “buds” are actually made of hundreds of calyxes stacked on top of each other, and some or all of them may become colors other than green. This fantastic picture shows how the overall appearance of buds changes with the ratio of colorful vs. Nearly all Smooth Smoke buds (by Tropical Seeds) produce at least a few pink calyxes here and there, and some plants in the right conditions can produce buds where almost every calyx is a deep purple.
Even a few purple calyxes can give the buds an overall purple tint, and when you break open the buds there will be some pieces that are completely purple. After being ground up, you can see the purple pieces distributed throughout. The higher the percentage of purple calyxes, the more vibrant your final bud color will be. Colorful Leaves – Sometimes It’s Not the Buds That Turn Color! With some strains, the leaves may turn purple while the buds stay mostly green. This can make for absolutely gorgeous plants, but since leaves mostly get trimmed off after harvest, usually, a lot of the purple will no longer be visible on the buds after the trimming process.
For some strains, the leaves may turn purple while the buds stay green. This often happens after the plant gets exposed to chilly night temperatures (but not always). The leaves exposed to direct light are most likely to turn purple, while leaves in the shade often stay green. Although the leaves have turned purple, the buds themselves are mostly green. Only the tops of buds exposed to direct light have any purple left after trimming off all the leaves.