It shouldn't be a crapshoot if the growers know what they are doing AND passing along their best cut......got to remember herms are a genetic predisposition for most sativa strains (especially late in the game). But yeah, I prefer clones--no bugs.
Ya I agree with you, but the fact is there is waay too much greed in this industry..and tons of demand. Dispensaries pop up left and right and try to satisfy the demand by taking whatever, whenever.
Growers with elite cuts do NOT give them to the public, rather they have a close circle of people who they trade with. Tons of people say they have such and such cut, but in reality its just garbage..or has mold, or bugs, etc..
The Cali scene is a mess in this regard, and it's only getting worse.
Having said all that, I can't completely place the hermies on the genetics. My cab has been rather warm for the entire grow..82-88 degrees. I'm sure they have been a bit stressed because of this, but stable genetics should be able to cope. I understand OG's can be touchy, especially late..but I would not expect hermies under these conditions from a legit Raskal OG seed -> Mom->clones that have been tested.
Haha ok, /rant off. Harvest tomorrow, I'll toss some pics up next week.