30 Apr at 12:38
Posted by: angusLandraces are getting hit by as much misinformation and disinformation as they are hybrid pollen.
New post at the Real Seed Co blog
1 Feb at 11:54
Posted by: angusYou can buy at this site using card or bank transfer. For an honest retailer with worldwide shipping go to www.kwikseeds.com where you get 12 landrace seeds free with all orders. Alternatively, we've been working with Seedsman since 2007 and Hipersemillas since 2016. Both are reliable sources.
28 Dec at 15:54
Posted by: angusA couple of responses to the recent post about charas at the Real Seed Co blog have objected that it’s unduly harsh on Clarke and Merlin or even misrepresents what they wrote. So I’ve made a few changes aimed at removing any potential for misunderstanding. Clarke and Merlin use the names charas and hashish interchangeably to refer to resin, but state that ‘Charas refers more accurately to resin collected by hand-rubbing the ﬂowers of living or freshly harvested plants.’ They strongly i...[read more]
11 Dec at 03:25
Posted by: angusSeeds of the Afropips Malawi Gold are available now thanks to a generous donation from the community.
Collected and maintained by Malawi Jim for many years, this heirloom strain is known for its outstanding high and making great crosses.
Malawi's best ganja landraces are famed for their vibrant, euphoric buzz and unique flavours. They're most closely associated with the Nkhotakota region. Traditionally, flowering tops are made into 'Malawi cobs' by wrapping the seedless or semi-seeded flo...[read more]
26 Nov at 11:12
Posted by: angusNew blog post on what charas really is, and where this name for resin originally came from: Central Asia and the Hindu Kush or the Indian and Nepali Himalaya...
The answer might surprise you. There's a lot of confusion on this issue, not least among old-timers and respected experts!
30 Aug at 19:26
Posted by: angusNew at The Real Seed Company blog:
Nanda Devi: Landrace Strains and Tall Tales from the Himalayas, a rant about 'strain hunters' that eventually, I hope, develops some interesting insights into Himalayan cannabis culture and landraces:
7 Mar at 11:37
Posted by: angusCurrent freebies with every order are 12 seeds of one of the Himalayan charas landraces.
29 Oct at 09:39
Posted by: angusQ. Are your landraces pure or have they been crossed with modern hybrids?
A. We aim to collect pure landraces. Many of the regions where we have collected are dangerous, which means that few foreigners visit. This greatly reduces the chance of modern hybrids being introduced. There are a couple of regions in Asia where modern hybrids have become a problem, so purity cannot be guaranteed - notably, Parvati Valley, which includes Malana. However, to the best of our knowledge, our other Himalaya...[read more]
16 Sep at 13:37
Posted by: angusIn the first of a brand new series of articles, Seedsman sat down with the Real Seed Company to ask 10 quick questions about their seedbank.
1. How was The Real Seed Company born?
Real Seed Co was born in 2007. I had already lived in Asia for many years and had got a taste for the kind of quality traditional cannabis you can find with a little effort in places like Thailand and Nepal. In 2007, I travelled to Chitral, high in the Hindu Kush mountains, and realised that there is so much more...[read more]
12 Jun at 09:35
Posted by: angusThis post is intended to clear up some questions regarding CBD in 'drug' landraces.
For high-CBD chemotypes, you are best to try resin (ie, charas/hashish) landraces.
Landraces from the Himalaya, Middle East, and Hindu Kush can, as a rough 'rule of thumb', be expected to exhibit significant levels of CBD in approximately 75% of plants.
Evidence suggests that there are three basic chemotypes in traditional resin landrace crops:
1. Type 1 plants: high THC, low CBD
2. Type 2 plant...[read more]