Originally Posted by offthehook
I got plenty of males in SOG in the forest, so male quality and numbers was not much of a problem. I been sampling some bud already and seeds set is looking fairly good.
The thing with Finola here is that they won't only finnish their seed, but they will still put their energy in making more new pistills and continue extending their budding sites. Very unlike all other auto's I am familiar with. > The latter would only finnish up their seed and not make anymore new pistills.
After today's date, there is no sense in keeping males around any longer for them to pollinate the incoming new pistills. If the majority of seed will be finnished in about 4 or five weeks after today, than by the end of September it will already be so cold that they can only go to shit.
Well I can tell you that is not my experience with FINOLA, or what I saw with the crop in the Netherlands this year, zero new pistills in the whole crop after pollination. I looked and looked. And that was on the 4th, 2 weeks ago. Maybe the longer day photoperiod up where you are makes the difference, down here in the south at 53 latitude it is different, or your exposure to 24 hours made them react differently, I am not sure, it seems funny that a "Auto" FINOLA would react to photoperiod as they are just supposed to be unaffected by them and be age determinate?
By any chance did you grab a couple of unseeded Finola buds that were very resinous to be tested for the CBD content? To be compared to the CBD content in the seeded FINOLA resinous buds? If AUTO's, shouldn't they flower pretty much the same time regardless of where planted? Autos are age determinate not photoperiod. So if planted at the same time, they should flower at the same time. What date did you plant the Finola seeds up there? In the Netherlands this crop was planted May 20 outdoors.