ORIGIN OF CANNABIS HYBRIDS:
A hybrid is the cross of two or more different types of cannabis. This means there is no real origin of “hybrids” per se. Breeders are constantly experimenting with various strains, combining them to improve upon and make new hybrids, thus new hybrids are being made all the time.
The possibilities when creating hybrids is pretty much endless, any two or more strains can be combined, be it an indica x sativa, sativa x sativa x ruderalis or an indica x sativa x ruderalis. Crossing different strains together into one plant that has the characteristics of both is an age old tradition that has been happening since the human race first started to cultivate cannabis.
PROPERTIES OF CANNABIS HYBRIDS:
Defining the properties of cannabis hybrids is a difficult thing to do. It will depend entirely on the genetics of the parent plants involved – and even then, it can be hard to determine exactly all the traits that have been passed onto the child.
In most hybrids, one of the parent species will tend to show a dominance. For example, say you cross an indica strain with a sativa, and then cross it back over with another indica. It is very likely that the indica genetics are going to be above 50% and thus the strain will predominantly show indica characteristics. This is referred to as being an “indica dominant” hybrid. So basically, it is a strain that is primarily indica in character, but still has a few sativa characteristics coming through.
EFFECTS OF CANNABIS HYBRIDS:
The effects a cannabis hybrid induces will depend completely on the genetics of its parents. You may find you end up with a sativa dominant strain that has the psychedelic high that sativa strains are known for, coupled with the faster flowering time of an indica. It will greatly vary strain to strain depending on their dominance and the characteristics brought through.
EXAMPLES OF CANNABIS HYBRIDS:
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