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Common Breeding Terms

Keys the Kingdom offers F1 regular hybrid and poly hybrid seeds bred organically.


 

F1 or First Filial Generation

Generation of offspring of two genetically distinct parents


F2 or Second Filial Generation

Generation of offspring of two F1 parents. The grandchildren of F1


F3 or Third Filial Generation

Generation of offspring from two F2 parents. The great grandchildren of F1

S1 or Self/Selfed

Generation of offspring produced without distinct male parent


 

Regular

Natural cannabis seeds with equal opportunity for male and female plants and needs changes in light ratios to grow


Feminized

Modified cannabis seeds to produce only bud-bearing plants and may or may not need changes in light ratios to grow; can be photoperiod or autoflower


Autoflower

Modified cannabis seeds grow based on age instead of change in light ratios; can be either regular or feminized


 

Landrace

A domesticated, locally adapted, traditional variety developed over time, through adaptation to its natural and cultural environment and isolation from other species retaining genetics and characteristics specific to that environment.


Heirloom

Genetics preserved and passed down for generations, heirloom strains have not been genetically manipulated and are meant to be pollinated openly.


 

Hybrid

A cross of two different strains


Poly Hybrid

A cross of two hybrids


Backcross

Crossing of a hybrid with one of its parents or an individual genetically similar to its parent


 

Open Pollination

A large number of male plants freely pollinates female plants to preserve genetic diversity

Closed Pollination

A limited number of male plants pollinates the female plants or the female plant self fertilizes


 

Organic

Relating to or derived from living matter


Non-Organic

Related to or derived from synthetic or chemical matter