Originally Posted by Sam_Skunkman
Is the plant seeded? Looks like it. I do agree this auto does have resin. Does it finish flowering and frost out more like normal drug Cannabis? That was the problem with Autos 25 years ago they just kept on making flowering biomass and never really stopped making flowers and frosting out. `if you test the DNA of any CBD Autos it would be interesting to see if they contained FINOLA DNA as I suspect, even if not it would be interesting to understand the relationships in the AUTO varieties.
It was indeed seeded; F1 in the picture, now in the F4. Your description of their growth is spot on, though they continue to produce copious resin even while building more and more flowers. Great oil producers with complex astringent berry flavors on this one. I don't know for sure, but I suspect all of the autos on the market today were originally derived from Lowryder. The bigger question is what that particular plant (Lowryder) was derived from. I doubt it is Finola; when I grew the original Lowryder and Lowryder II autos in the mid-2000s, it performed nothing like the Finola we experimented with the last few years.
Can the P1 and P2 of Finola remain in veg state under 24 hours of light? Or am I making an incorrect assumption about Jace's seed making strategy?
One of our ongoing research projects is to locate and better understand the genes affecting flowering in cannabis. Plants like these (autos, Finola, and hybrids) are all helping us get a better handle on what's going on under the hood.
RE: the Punnet square. That was just for reference on F2 genotype segregation for the person asking about it. You are correct that certain genotypes tend to produce higher levels of cannabinoids. Homozygous > Heterozygous for pure types (I, III), with heterozygous type IIs producing the most overall.