Growing cannabis in legal territories and humid climates is challenging without good mould resistant strains. Many cannabis growers feel it is impossible to produce buds worth any value in wet weather. They will be pulling plants well before they are finished flowering and justify doing so by the bad weather. Early harvesting will produce shrunken yields and undeveloped buds that are difficult to market.
Fortunately, there are cannabis varieties adapted to wet conditions, which can even thrive in them. Several types of marijuana have been bred in such humid and rainy environments for generations. Through this, the plants have built up a natural resistance to the climate to make it long enough to mature seed through their flowering process. Some great resilient weed strains can fully finish flowering in rough conditions outdoors and in the pouring rain.
A landrace is a cannabis strain bred naturally by seed in an area exclusively for many generations that have not been crossed with another variety. Inbred, this cannabis genetic has learned how to adapt to the local environment and prove stable, relatively uniform seed for breeding.
Landrace plants produced from seed are themed closely similar to each other and are ideal for breeding programs, often producing stable, vigorous, and resilient hybrids when crossed.
In a mould-resistant, hardy strain, you want to look for a genetic background from a wet climate. Parts of South Asia, South America, Central America, even certain parts of Africa all have wet environments where marijuana has been breeding for many generations.
The offspring of two marijuana plants with different genetics is called a hybrid. Although plant genetics are not immediately stable once a strain is hybridized, hybrid strains can have many advantages to the grower.
Hybrids make up most of the genetic stock of cannabis nowadays. Nearly all popular modern strains are hybrid. For the best defence against wet, humid climates, productive hybrid strains are bred from mould-resistant or rainy climate landrace strains.
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