What is “Backcross”?
Backcross is often referred to as BX. If a grower likes specific traits in a plant then backcrossing will help retain those traits in the strain.
- Pronounced: /ˈbakkrôs/
- A form of cannabis breeding that lets a desirable, targeted trait pass from the parent plant to the offspring.
- To cross a plant with one of its parents or an organism with the same genetic characteristics as one of the parents.
“Too much backcrossing can cause bad recessive genes to spring up.”
“It may take a few generations for a backcrossed plant to show improvement.”