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organic landrace cannabis seeds

Pure cannabis strains (also called landraces or purebreds) have developed in its natural environment and has never been crossed with any other strain but inbred through many, many generations. These varieties are very stable and present very few variations – if any from one plant to another.

Preservation and future development of these heirloom and BOEL genetics are among the priorities we take as a responsibility to cannabis. I personally remember what it was like to enjoy cannabis of the 70’s, and as cannabis activists we are dedicated to bringing these forgotten human pleasures to the modern age. We bring lifetimes worth of cannabis history, cannabis gardening, and cannabis genetics together in Swami Organic Seed.

Landrace cannabis strains

This Uzbek variety aka Pink Malabar is a 12th generation landrace from Underground Seeds Collective, producing an Indica-dominant line characterised by a fruity, sweet aroma with some phenotypes showing a pronounced Bubblegum flavour. Now available o [. ]

Here you’ll find a list with all the pure marijuana strains from our catalog. We also include in this category those varieties created from crosses between two and three pure genetics.

Alchimia presents here the Early Harvest version of World Of Seeds Afghan Kush cannabis strain, a 100% Indica landrace strain now available with earlier flowering. The fruit of the cross between the traditional Afghan Kush and a 4th generation Autof [. ]

Homegrown Cannabis Co., has an illustrious family of over 400 hybrids, each one traceable to a pure landrace strain. Without the landrace, there would be no elite lineages – OG, Diesel, Cheese, Skunk, Blueberry, Purple and more.

The majority of the heirloom marijuana strains available today were first cultivated in Hawaii and Northern California. Landrace seeds from equatorial regions such as Thailand and India enjoyed the tropical climate and fertile soil of Hawaii. Meanwhile, the slightly cooler temperature of Northern California suited strains indigenous to the Hindu Kush mountains.

Back in the 60s and 70s, landraces were pretty much the only plants available, and they were highly sought-after. Supply was limited and cost prohibitive. Cannabis growers would explore the ‘Hippie Trail’ through Turkey, Lebanon, Afghanistan and India to search for the highly-coveted landraces.

What Are Heirloom Marijuana Strains?

Generally, landraces are either pure Sativa or pure Indica. Because of that, some people have taken to calling them the original Sativa and Indica strains. There are only about a hundred landraces in existence, but they are the genetic cornerstone of tens of thousands of hybrids.

While not as rare as landraces, heirlooms are also getting harder to come by. For one, cannabis cultivation – while becoming more popular – is still not very widespread and not many growers can access heirloom seeds. Ironically, while cannabis growing gains popularity, interest in classic, heirloom strains is starting to diminish. With the rise of hybridization, selective breeding and the constant hunger to develop new and exciting hybrids, heirlooms AND landrace strains find themselves marginalized.

The purity of these landraces is evident in their distinct aroma, flavor and effect. The psychoactive and medicinal properties of two different plants that grew in the same region will be notably similar.

The seeds of marijuana heirloom strains are passed down from one generation of cannabis cultivators to another. Because of their genetic purity, the parents and their offspring share very similar characteristics. This allows breeders to identify and isolate desirable traits such as flavor, aroma, growth characteristic or adaptability.