Marbled leaf colouration that seems to be hereditary

Hi there in 2018 i grew 4 bagseeds of “Greencrack” when the seedlings were about 3 weeks old i noticed the anomaly for the first time from a distance and assumed it to be WPM.
All 4 seedlings had the same appearance.

All 4 seedlings had the same appearance. I decided to isolate one male a pollenate some of the lower buds.

The following generation (F2) had the same characteristics:

I let proceeded to allow for a random group pollination. The plants didn’t seem to be petite tiny plants in both generations so i figured if could be because of inbreeding of bad luck of the draw. So with the 3rd generation F3 8 decided to do mass sowing of 5 seeds per planting hole and cull the smaller plants allowing the more vigorous robust specimens to develop and mature.


They surprised me and i got the results i hoped for. Nice sized freaky plants.
Wherever i asked for advice i was told its broad mite or russet mite issues. No one took much interest in this oddity.
I shared buds with who also grew some of the seeds and got the same results. So it can not be a pest or local environment issue, can it be such a random big coincidence?

2 years i didn’t grow these seeds and this year i decided to give them another go.


I get the same results.
The plants are good yielders and grow to a decent size with nice Kushy buds without major issues.

My question is if this is not a mutation and i have been chasing my own tail for nearly 4 years what other reasons or issues (pest, environmental, viral)could there be for this abnormalitiy.

Thanks for reading. .

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That’s a common trait we see on perhaps 20% of plants grown. Normal variegation that often goes away as the plant matures.

Nice grows and pretty plants: that said, outdoor growing is a challenge what with mites, hoppers, mildew, thieves etc. and a program to keep it down will help yields. You haven’t mentioned bud rot so assuming you are in a benign climate.


We do get budrot, but that is usually because of poor cultivation management and practices or missing general issues that cause budrot.

This colouration is permanent from seedling to flower. And not coming and going.
I can also give you a seed and guarantee the sprout will do the same thing. Its been proven for 4 generations. Even indoor it is present.

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