Like many other plants, cannabis’ genetics have been manipulated over time to produce more specific characteristics like colour, high THC levels, and pest resistance. Heirloom strains are effectively the predecessors of these newer modern strains. As such, heirloom strains typically contain almost entirely sativa or indica genetics.
The Hippie Trail was considered to be a form of “alternative tourism” primarily because of its primitiveness and low cost. The hippies that followed this trail made a point of collecting cannabis seeds from the regions they crossed, bringing them back home to the West. In fact, they were so successful in this enterprise that the trail also came to be known as the “Hashish Trail”.
WHAT IS HEIRLOOM CANNABIS?
There are four geographic regions in the world that are believed to be the primary origins of landrace cannabis strains. These are Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Many of these seeds eventually found their way to the legendary growers of Hawaii and Northern California. The fertile soil and climate of Hawaii were ideal for growing strains from equatorial regions such as Thailand, India, and Vietnam. Meanwhile, the slightly cooler climate of Northern California proved to be excellent for growing strains that originated from the Kush mountain range.
When it comes to growing cannabis, the purer genetics of heirlooms and landraces makes them much more stable for crossbreeding. Crossing modern hybrid strains can lead to unpredictable results. Instead of getting a 50/50 hybrid out of opposing strains, it’s much more likely that the resulting hybrid will be either indica- or sativa-dominant. Heirloom seeds simply produce offspring that are much more similar to their parents than hybrid seeds.
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Kwik Seeds specializes in Cannabis heirlooms, exotic hybrids, and traditional strains (“landraces”).
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The Real Seed Company is a group of collectors dedicated to releasing traditional connoisseur cannabis cultivars in their pure, un-hybridised form. Global ecology has reached crisis point, and cannabis is no exception: the biodiversity of one of the world’s most ancient crop plants is now under serious threat.
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