A seed is a plant’s unit of reproduction that is capable of developing into another plant. Seeds carry genetic information from two-parent plants that are expressed in many different combinations across new seedlings.
Seeds consist of an embryo that is protected by a layer called testa, have to be stored in a cool, dark place to get rid of pathogens, and have to be used within 16 months.
Typically, cannabis producers will plant many seeds in order to choose the best plant for further cloning and cultivation. The flower of a female plant must be pollinated by a male plant. Post interaction, the female flower produces seeds that get matured over time and are dropped to the ground for germination. This is how the new clones are produced.
Seeds are a good source of cereal grains, corn, soybeans, nuts, etc.