So there is a lot of terms flying around with breeding. I got myself caught between the opinions of two old school mendo breeders on this topic. I usually prefer to say “sift” but one super smart breeder had me briefly in the camp of “genohunting” as opposed to “Phenohunting”. When I tried to dig deeper with him we came to the conclusion we needed to refer to a higher power.
So I got a hold of my new friend Trevor Wittke from SunGrownMidz and Skunk magazine. He laid it down beautifully as I knew he would. Here is what he had to say.
“I’ve never been a fan of the term genohunting and it’s not possible to determine the genotype by popping seeds from a single generation and hunting through them. It is possible to determine the phenotype that is the best in the population based on observable characteristics such as rate of growth (vigor) morphology (size, shape, internodal spacing, floral clusters
characteristics) chemical composition (potency, cannabinoids, terpenes and other secondary metabolites) but with out a controlled experiment designed to uncover the underlying genetic composition (genotype) of the select phenotype or its siblings in the population, or some form of sequencing.”
That’s good enough for me. Like I said I prefer the term “sift” but this is some awesome info right here. Thanks Trevor. Can’t wait to see you again! 🤙🏼