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Male vs. Female Plants

Hemp plants have evolved enormously over the past couple of decades, mainly thanks to humankind. It can be difficult to tell the difference between male and female hemp plants. 

Male plants are used primarily for breeding, while females are great for producing potent buds that can be used for various products. 

Are you also growing hemp at home but are unsure if your plants are male or female? Then you've arrived at the right place! This article will demonstrate how to detect the difference between male and female hemp plants to sex them properly.

How to Tell the Difference Between Male and Female Hemp Plants in Pre-Flower?

Hemp plants can be male or female, and it is vital to know which you have before harvesting. 

It may be more difficult to tell the sex of hemp plants in the early pre-flower stage, but it is certainly possible! Plants are sexually mature when they are about two months old - when they have 5 or 6 internodes - which signifies they have set their sex.

There is only one certain way to detect the sex of your hemp plant: inspect the nodes. You should see early symptoms of a male or female plant at these junctures between the main stem and branches.

Male plants feature ball-shaped pollen sacs, whereas females have wispy white hairs. These little hairs are known as "pistils," designed to collect pollen from male plants. Some plants produce pollen sacs and pistils; these are hermaphrodites and must be handled as males.

It can be difficult to tell if you have a girl in your garden until the beautiful white pistils breakthrough. Male plants, on the other hand, tend to "show their sex" earlier than females. So, if you observe these protrusions early in the vegetative stage, chances are that you have a male plant.




This information is intended for educational and informational purposes only. It should not be used in place of a consultation or replace the advice of your health care professional. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or illness.