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Another sex question. Is this normal or is it a hermy?


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Strain - unknown (Nirvana freebie)
# of Plants - 1
Grow Type - coco in hempy bucket
Grow Stage - Flower
Setup - drain to waste
Light - 400 Watt HPS
Nutrients - General Hydronponics Flora series
Medium - coco coir
PPM - 900
PH - 5.8 - 5.9
RH - 50% to 60%
Room Temperature -72 to 77
Room Square Footage - 9 (3x3 tent)
Pests - None Known

Problem: I've been gone for a week, and when I got home I had a plant that looked quite a bit different than when I left. The bud sites have an appearance of a bunch of grapes. However, some of these "grapes" have hairs coming out of them. These are all over the plant, not just in one area.

I pulled the plant and started to trash it, but thought I would ask for opinions first. This is only my second grow and is an unknown strain. So hell, this may be completely normal. I just know that it does not look like other plants in the tent or in my first grow.

The plant is about a month into flower and seems very healthy. It was easy to sex when the bud sites first began forming. I've had no issues with ph or really anything at all. I was really surprised in the change of appearance after a week's absence.

This is a pic of one of the sites:


And a close look at same area:


Other random shots of same plant:


I'd appreciate any thoughts you have on the subject.

Don't worry about calling me an idiot - I know that already:1:

Thank you!


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Here are pictures of the plant from a distance if it helps to determine maturity, etc.

Taken under HPS:


Essentially the same angle but with a flash:



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I could be wrong and it's hard to see clearly from your pics....but I think I see seed pods in those pics

Hmm, if there are seed pods then it has pollinated itself. I don't see anything similar on the other 3 plants in the tent, but to be honest, I'm not sure what a seed pod looks like. Do I need to take some more pictures?


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I see what you mean. I'll open one of the rounded parts with hair and see what's inside. 12/12 is in dark right now. I'll get some close up shots of that type of area tomorrow.

Thanks for the replies.


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here is another shot that looks alot like your pics...see the pods?

I see the "grape" things that appear similar to what Im seeing on my plant. I'll take your word that seeds are inside. :1: I guess we will know for sure tomorrow.

Thanks again!


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I pinched off a couple of the questionable "grape clusters" from the bud end. I cut open one of them that had a couple of hairs protruding. Nothing that I could identify as a seed. Actually it was just mush.

Here are a couple of pics of the clusters:



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I don't know. I was hoping someone could give me a clear answer on this, but that doesn't appear to be the case. Oh well, at least I'm not a complete idiot and missing something obvious.

Thanks for your answers and insights Heady.
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