Sativa Marijuana Seeds & Indica Marijuana Seeds
If you are buying marijuana seeds to plant outdoors this growing season, be sure to buy seeds that suit your climate and level of experience. Growing your own marijuana can be both relaxing and profitable if you select the best marijuana seeds for your needs. More
Sativa and indica are the two main types of marijuana seeds that people purchase, both able to produce high quality buds, but with different traits, attributes and characteristics. Sativa marijuana plants originate from hot, equator lying countries with long gentle summer’s and an abundance of daily sunlight. Indica plants grow naturally around the Hindu Kush mountain regions of Pakistan, India and Afghanistan, where the shorter summer’s and colder winters made the seasons more defined. Although both these strains originate from the marijuana family, the environment in which they live has altered the plant's appearance and effects, creating two distinctly different type of marijuana seeds.
Generally, sativa marijuana seeds produce taller plants with a 'tree-like' structure that can often reach over two meters tall when grown naturally outdoors. The plants tend to stretch as they commence flowering, producing long 'running' buds and cola's that can require a lengthy flowering period. Although sativa marijuana seeds can be grown indoors, height reducing techniques such as bending, topping and super-cropping are often utilized to reduce these issues, grown outdoors in a warm, sunny climate, sativa marijuana seeds often produce the largest 'per-plant' yields and harvests.
Indica marijuana seeds are better suited to either indoor growing, or growing in more northerly states and locations. Their hardy nature produces much smaller plants that develop into a 'bush-like' shape, rather than growing straight up and tree-like. The lateral branches are generally closer together and stronger, able to develop and support multiple buds and cola's, which are often heavier and more dense than sativa produced buds. Due to the shorter Summer's and harsh winds in it's natural environment, indica marijuana plants usually mature much quicker and produce more resin across the budding sites to attract passing male pollen.
A lot of the most common and popular marijuana seeds currently available contain both indica and sativa genes, making them hybrid cannabis strains. These new marijuana seeds would never have been created naturally, as the two sets of plants would have grown thousands of miles apart. However, selective breeding programs have created many exciting strains that contain some of the best elements of both sets of marijuana families, and offer a wide diversity of tastes, aromas and effects, many suitable for either medical or recreational use.