£17.49 – £34.99
Genetics: Wild-type Urals Cannabis
Sourcing: Russian Landrace Bureau, Kurgan Oblast, Southern Urals, Russia, 2019
Latitude: 54° N
Harvest: Mid to late August
Height: 1.5 – 4 metres outdoors
Characteristics: Early maturing to autoflowering; CBD
Classification: C. sativa ssp. sativa var. spontanea
Grow Type: Outdoors, greenhouse
These seeds were hand-picked from day-neutral (‘autoflowering’) wild-type stands in the southern Urals, Russia. The collectors selected plants for their strong and sweet aromas, most notably a marked lavender scent. In the vernacular taxonomy, this type of Cannabis is known as Ruderalis.
According to the collectors, these plants did not have a psychoactive effect beyond being very slightly ‘stoney’. The southern Urals are not known to have a history of cultivating Cannabis for use as an ‘intoxicant’. In other words, these populations could be classified in the Small and Cronquist taxonomy as subsp. sativa var. spontanea, i.e. ruderal hemp. The predominant cannabinoid is likely CBD.
On the spectrum from domesticated to “wild”, these Urals populations appear to be very weedy. For breeders and collectors, their value is in their biodiversity, hardiness, and early finishing time.
NOTE: Seeds of wild-type Cannabis exhibit slow and uneven germination.
12 seeds, 5 seeds