No probs. I won't reply to all questions since I am still waiting for a message from Ferry, Female Seeds' breeder and founder. Anyhow I can give you an answer to 1 of the 4 points you wrote.
3) All our semi-auto strains were developed before the automatic era. We started breeding automatic lines with our early-flowering lines in the beginning of the 90's.
We were after plants that not started flowering in spring, but started flowering very early in Summer. Plants first mature, then go into flower. So we went after the late maturing ones.. We sold the very early maturing ones as " early Misty " seeds, nowadays called "automatics". In those days we were not interested in them, because of the bad smoking qualities, like the first "low riders", that came to the market at the end of the 90's...
So our semi-automatic plants are late maturing (around 10 weeks), so they cannot flower in the spring, when they mature. The autoflowering gene kicks in, the plants start flowering from inside out, a few weeks later the plant starts to react on the shorter day length, and because the autoflowering gene induced the flowering, it starts to flower faster and heavier, with an early finish.
Since many breeders or seed banks will surely tell you this is not true and that is partially wrong, please take it with a pinch of salt.
Here we share our ideas and opinions about our job, it does not always mean that is absolute truth.
As soon as I receive a reply from the breeder I will post it here.
Hope I gave you an idea of what you were asking.
All the best,
Originally Posted by Sante
1)I can not understand why cross a c99 with an utoflowering sativa....c99 is more yielder, same fast as grapefruit with the same grape phenotipe.... 2) Somewere i found that "Look carefully on the seller website, these seeds (grapefruit) are female and no feminised. .." wgat does it mean? 3) can not understand also what "semi autoflowering" means. If i put the plant...does it blooming without switch my light at 12/12? 4)is this grapefruit the same relase of the first lost after 2007 bust? Sorry for a lot of quastions, hoping in an answer from femaleseeds stuff. Regards