The white color in cannabis occurs in nature occasionally, as a consequence of a double recessive gene responsible for the absence of chlorophyll or because of a genetic mutation of the genes involved in pigmentation.
White weed seeds do not always occur because of a genetic trait, such as albinism. Instead, it can occur as a side effect of cross-breeding strains. Despite their color, white weeds seeds sold by seed banks are entirely healthy and develop in a normal way, offering bountiful harvests if grown in the right conditions. They are not true albino plants, and it is unlikely that albino plants would survive long enough to produce cannabis. Watch out if a strain of weed starts to turn white as this can be a sign of powdery mildew.
The pigment of white weed seeds
The short answer is ‘yes’. Most cannabis seeds are dark brown, but some are a silvery white and grow into beautiful plants with frosted white buds and even leaves that are laced with white.
There is a lot of uncertainty about white cannabis seeds. We have therefore answered the most frequently asked questions below.
Many growers have heard the myth that white weed seeds are not as viable as black or brown seeds and are less likely to germinate. This is entirely untrue. At Weedseedsexpress, we have undertaken numerous germination tests and are completely confident in their quality. In fact, our test revealed that white seeds are more likely to germinate sooner than black seeds which has been confirmed by numerous of other seed banks
In other words, if your seeds are green or light green, you have a problem. Otherwise, no problem!
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Why Are Some Seeds White?
So there you have it folks, next time you hear someone talk smack about white seeds, you can step in and set them right! In the words of the Notorious B.I.G., “If you don’t know, now you know!”
Have you ever bought some cannabis seeds and found that they were white instead of the usual brown? You might have heard that white seeds are duds. That they won’t grow as well as “normal” seeds. We’re here to nip that myth in the bud! 😉 Read on to learn what the difference is between a white seed and an immature seed and what to expect from your white seeds!
However, there are some cannabis strains that naturally produce primarily white seeds. Strains such as White Widow often produce pale white seeds. Other examples of white seed strains are: Super Silver Haze , White Queen , and Light of Jah . These strains produce more white seeds than normal because of years of cross breeding. Just like two people with blue eyes are more likely to have blue-eyed children, the same is true for plants. If a strain has a lineage of white seed producing strains, it is more likely to result in white seeds.
The original White Widow was created when a sativa landrace from Brazil was pollinated by an indica hybrid from southern India. According to legend, WW was the result of years of selecting and breeding in the mountains of Kerala to produce resin-rich marijuana plants.
The effects from smoking White Widow are consistent with that of the best sativa-dominant plants, offering users a steller, almost psychedelic high. Smokers will feel this in their head, with a cerebral wave washing over them. The flavour is clean and pine-fresh, with a hint of citrus on the exhale, making for an invigorating and tasty smoke experience. White Widow feminized by RQS isn’t just another WW variety; it offers old-school genetics in a next-gen experience that you won’t soon forget.
White Widow Provides Good Yields And Manageable Growth
These effects make White Widow an ideal smoke during busy days and creative projects. Her stimulating high sparks enough enthusiasm and motivation to keep you engaged in the creative process for much longer than usual.
At Royal Queen Seeds, our skilled breeders created our own version of this classic using White Widow S1 genetics. Our variety features a perfect genetic balance of 50% indica and 50% sativa. She sits right in the middle of the spectrum and offers the best of both worlds.
Our White Widow feminized grows to about 1m tall indoors, reaching up to 2m outside. It needs lots of light, but can be grown in colder climates such as France, the UK, and the Netherlands. Grown inside, it can yield 450–500g/m² under a 600W light. Outdoors, growers can harvest between 550–600g/plant. Although this cultivar will perform better in warm climates, it still provides excellent results in northern European climates.