3.5 generations into this project we share the “segregating population sift” stage of our process with you!
Basically…to improve autoflower genetics we need as much of the cannabis genome as possible to select from. By adding the auto-flowering trait to desirable photoperiod flowering strains we’re able to breed autos with a full tool chest! It takes 4-5 generations to make a photo into an auto and it’s a lot of selection! This 4th generation project started with 300 individuals and we’ll end up using seed from 3-4 to initiate the 5th generation. Overall it’s likely that over 2k seedlings will have been sifted through in the making of a Carmel Cream Auto seed lot that’s ready for the world! It’s wrought with hard work, failures and successes but it’s exciting and rewarding to make the dank easier to grow in your basement, garage, closet, field of dreams… or your backyard next to your tomatoes even if you’ve got an early fall! Video by @zakpowersmusic