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    Default Do bud calyx's always swell?

    Been woundering about this one for a while, when the bud are forming, each set of pistils has a calyx, I believe the pistils are there to catch pollen and take it to the calyx were the seed "would" form.
    Now, if in most peoples case there is no pollen about, so will the calyx's always swell, as if there was a seed there?
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    The way it has been explained to me in the past... it's a phantom pregnancy. I've also read that 'the Calyx will swell with resin' - ? not sure if that's quite right tho. In an environment where there is no pollen about, the plant keeps getting bigger flowers and more sticky to increase it's chances of pollination.

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    ive always presumed that they get bigger because they swell lol

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    yes they do swell, mainly towards the last 2-3 weeks of flowering you'll see the biggest growth in mass of the bud calyx's
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    Just stole this little bit of info from the web...

    Calyx swelling is a major indicator of peak maturity. The lowest, oldest calyxes swell first and the swelling works its way up to the highest, youngest flowers on each bud. At peak maturity about 90% of the calyxes will almost look seeded, they are so fat.

    Three quarters to 90% of the pistils will have turned reddish brown as well. For a basic Indica this takes well into the seventh week of the flowering cycle.

    By the end of the eighth week most of the calyxes will have swollen and a surge of trichome development has coated most of the buds. It is now that the development of a very discerning palate comes into play to determine the finest harvest time. Remember - patience is a virtue and often a discipline.

    The ripening signs for most Sativas are highly similar, except extended over a longer period of time. Occasionally, some Sativas have windows of peak harvest that actually open and close. That is, for a week or so the plant may exhibit signs of peak ripeness.

    However, a week later the plant may have a growth spurt, which lowers the trichome-to-fibre ratio and overall potency for a little while. Usually a fibrous growth spurt is accompanied by a corresponding trichome increase. Again, time and experience are the key elements in this regard.


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    this must mean a big yeild could be missed with early buds!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vetran View Post
    Just stole this little bit of info from the web...

    Calyx swelling is a major indicator of peak maturity. The lowest, oldest calyxes swell first and the swelling works its way up to the highest, youngest flowers on each bud. At peak maturity about 90% of the calyxes will almost look seeded, they are so fat.

    Three quarters to 90% of the pistils will have turned reddish brown as well. For a basic Indica this takes well into the seventh week of the flowering cycle.

    By the end of the eighth week most of the calyxes will have swollen and a surge of trichome development has coated most of the buds. It is now that the development of a very discerning palate comes into play to determine the finest harvest time. Remember - patience is a virtue and often a discipline.

    The ripening signs for most Sativas are highly similar, except extended over a longer period of time. Occasionally, some Sativas have windows of peak harvest that actually open and close. That is, for a week or so the plant may exhibit signs of peak ripeness.

    However, a week later the plant may have a growth spurt, which lowers the trichome-to-fibre ratio and overall potency for a little while. Usually a fibrous growth spurt is accompanied by a corresponding trichome increase. Again, time and experience are the key elements in this regard.
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