Outdoor Orinoco - Male or Female???????

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2 months ago

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This plant was grown from a seed that is regular...it's baffling us as to it's sex....male or female? Any bets?

Orinoco strain
Orinoco is a mostly sativa feminised cannabis strain that is named after the South American river famed for the power of its waters. It has heritage of Mango Cheese from which it derives its intensely fruity flavour. ... Both aroma and flavour have an intensely fruity quality.
info: https://www.seedsman.com/en/orinoco-or-1-feminised-seeds



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I'm calling it male. Already see what looks to be a pollen sack, so at the very least I'd call Hermie. In the first picture, the right-most node that's facing downward looks to have two "balls" stacked in a snowman-like fashion. When I used to grow that was a heavy indicator of a male or a hermie as the "ball" attached to the node would generally look the same as the "ball" that was the developing pollen sac.

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Hope I'm wrong. Would love to see this beauty flower!

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This is one of only two regular plants in the garden, so after your observation and comment I'm itching to pull it....The feminized plants aren't in flower yet, so perhaps I can give it a day or two and keep an eye on it -_-

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Until the pollen sac begins to really form you should be ok, so don't pull until you're 100% sure that's what it is. Generally there's a 3-5 day period after initially noticing what seems to be a "ball," that you can wait out to see. Depends on the maturation rate tho, if you have one potential "ball" you might want to do an extremely thorough inspection because if you truly don't want to waste the resources or want to pop something else in that spot ASAP, obviously the best route is early identification. I'd say that from the picture, the one you've (possibly) found there, would be maybe 2-3 days off from becoming a true problem. In these calculations I also factor in possible strong winds jostling it around, so "2-3" is more like "up to 2 and a possible 3rd morning." lol because wind will mean as soon as it's got pollen to drop, it'll begin to powder, as opposed to maybe a light fan occasionally hitting it with a consistent rate of windspeed.

Definitely hoping for a female but hermies aren't always useless. If you manage to remove it and chop everything but a single branch with "balls" and keep the roots saturated and light on it for a bit, you can create a bit of controlled pollen indoors or in a tent which (only if it's hermie, not full male.) and collect that hermie pollen and hermie pollen is actually how feminized seeds are created. :-) If you ever have non-feminized plants that you wish WERE feminized and are willing to go a single round of seed-generation, you could take a light paintbrush and gentle apply it to your non-feminized. Not sure of your knowledge level, so please don't mistake me telling you this as disrespect or me speaking down on you or anything if you already have this knowledge. :-P Some don't know how feminized seeds come to be and haven't bothered to google it since they can get them on-demand, so I figured I'd share for you and tbh anyone else who cares to read.

I've got a bad reputation here. For the first time I'm trying harder than I ever have, to turn that around to some degree or at least not repeat that cycle. Hope this info helps someone.

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Using the paintbrush method you can even (if you're careful enough!) selectively get branches pregnant while not getting the whole plant pregnant. I'm sure it has some method name, but back when I grew, it was just something we did, we didn't look anything up... It was illegal. LOL. :-)

This is a great way of not tainting a whole batch of bud and keeping her sensimilla, while letting part of her create some new genetics! :-)

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Thank you...I also called Hermie! Don't know how that happened...

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Before you call call it, take another very close look at it, really get in there. If you don't see any other very clear indicators of anything, wait another day, then look again. If you're really concerned about pollination, don't give it a 2nd day after that, but if you can somewhat risk it, give it that 2nd but I'd say none after that. I really hate to see a plant get taken out before it truly reveals a clear sex, but I understand circumstances arise that call for it. I prefer isolation and continued growth until it's undeniable, but still not dropping major powder, and then gently bag it over, zip it up, and tape it. Then chop which is the really shaky part. lol. Pollen is aggravating in that you can never really tell how far it manages to travel from it's origin. Indoors it's more manageable, but not always. So many factors to account for.

Female please! :D