Royal Queen Seeds Launches F1 Hybrid Seed
Royal Queen Seeds began developing F1 hybrid seeds in 2016, using a technique that the vegetable industry has used for decades to create uniform products. Breeders select two plants (or genetic lines) with desirable traits – for example, one generates a high yield and the other a high concentration of THC – and then deliberately cross the plants with each other.
One of Europe’s leading cannabis seed banks, Royal Queen Seeds, has become the first seed bank to offer true F1 cannabis hybrids.
F1 cannabis seeds are characterized by offering growers stable, consistent, and high yields and increased THC concentrations every time. RQS F1 seeds are bred from pure genetic lines and aim to revolutionize cannabis cultivation by offering stable plants and a consistent end product.
“The new F1 auto-flowering hybrids are robust, uniform and have a beautiful inflorescence structure, almost indistinguishable from a light-dependent cannabis plant.”
The new F1 hybrids could change the rules of the game in the cannabis industry, just as feminized seeds did in the 1990s.
The creation of Royal Queen Seeds’ F1 hybrids began in 2016, when the bank created its first pure genetic lines (IBLs) with exceptional growth traits. After several more improvements, RQS crossed its IBLs to create the world’s first true F1 cannabis hybrids that could revolutionize the cannabis industry.
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F1 hybrids are uniform plants
Unlike the cannabis varieties (and their unpredictable phenotypes) that have long served as the basis for both domestic and commercial cannabis cultivation, F1 hybrids are uniform plants that offer myriad benefits to all sectors of the cannabis industry.
patients – who can benefit from standardized varieties high in cannabinoids, terpenes and other compounds found in hemp
commercial growers – who will be able to improve their operations by working with reliable plants that produce higher yields and THC concentrations than conventional seeds
home growers – who will have access to stronger and more productive plants
Royal Queen Seeds has more than 10 years of experience breeding all types of cannabis strains, from Dutch classics like White Widow to modern American strains like Royal Gorilla and even CBD-rich varieties.
Key features of F1 hybrids
- They are uniform plants with stable growth characteristics.
- They have more vigor, resulting in faster growth and greater resistance to adverse conditions and stress.
- They produce higher yields.
- They show higher and more stable production of cannabinoids and terpenes, resulting in a stronger and more stable final product.
- They have a higher THC content.
What are F1 Hybrid seeds
F1 hybrid seeds are created by pollinating two different plants (parents) to create a new variety with specific traits. Genetically, the term is an abbreviation for Filial 1, which means “first children.”
Royal Queen Seeds began developing F1 hybrid seeds in 2016, using a technique that the vegetable industry has used for decades to create uniform products. Breeders select two plants (or genetic lines) with desirable traits – for example, one generates a high yield and the other a high concentration of THC – and then deliberately cross the plants with each other. RQS used the same technology to cross its pure genetic lines, creating a new variety.
Royal Queen Seeds claims that F1 hybrids provide excellent yields and the same exceptional qualities in every harvest. Autoflowering F1 strains include high THC levels, fast flowering, higher yields, and greater stress tolerance.
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