Looking for classic strains. Minimally altered landrace strains. Heirloom seeds. Any input is appreciated.
@Cannabian might have some suggestions for minimally altered landrace strains. He can verify, I think he gets them at therealseedcompany.
I believe @Graysin may be able to provide a little info.
The Real Seed Company is good. As is their sister company Kwik Seeds which has the complete RSC catalog plus a some heirlooms not offered on the RSC site. Ace Seeds, Khalifa Genetics and The Landrace Team are also good.
When shopping around look for the companies specializing in these types of seeds rather than the big, more well known seed banks. If you plan to grow outside make sure you get something compatible with your region; e.g. true tropical landraces can take 4-6 months to flower.
These are the only folks I have firsthand experience with. I cannot overstate how utterly impressed I was with the stealth shipping.
I only did sprout one of the Afghan seeds I have, though- and it ended up being male. It hurt so much to have to axe it without being able to collect the pollen, I told myself I wouldn’t pop anymore til I can make the space to grow it out and harvest - whether female buds or male pollen, I want to help keep it around.
I’ve looked at the real seed website a few times and sent them an email.
Some of those strains really interest me.
They shared that they do send to nz but no guarantee.
Shared there shething was good.
I’ll have to do an order soon.
Thanks @Daggy_2.0 for looking out for me
Was it regular seeds that you got the male plant @Graysin ?
The RSC only sells regular seeds. I’d consider anyone selling feminized landraces a fraud or a rank amateur.
Yep, regular is the only real way to do landrace seeds and preserve the genetic diversity of the strains. Echoing what @poly said.
Oh dang. How could I forget Mr. Nice. Some very cool Dutch heirlooms direct from one of the original pioneers.
Yeah the Real Seed Company has some really stable old school from all over. I grow Balkhi, Tashkurghan, Lebanese and will be bringing in a few others next season.
Feminizing changes genetics?
If you feminize the seeds you’ll eventually run out of males. Then you couldn’t keep the true genetic line going. Feminizing them would kinda go against the whole point anyway.
Which strain has the pink pistils? She is beautiful.
Feminizing changes genetics?
No but landraces/domesticates are already critically endangered.
Feminizing would make things even worse.
Ah, makes sense.
Tashkurghan for the the win! But some Balkhi will have red coloration in the beginning of flowering too. Its a phenotype thing…oh and yeah, I only grow regular seed… just plant double what you expect to grow. If you only get 3 females, plant them in a big pile of healthy soil , either in a mound no less than 3 feet across or in a grow bag at least 18 inches deep and 4 feet wide. That will give you at least 2 to 4 pounds minimum per plant.
Generally the more food and water you supply cannabis, the more dope you will get.