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wild weed seeds

Recently, we’ve made some wild-type (“wild” or weedy) accessions from South and Central Asia available. Wild-type seeds exhibit slow and staggered germination.

Almost all commercially available Cannabis seeds are of domesticated types such as hybrids or landraces. Domesticated seeds readily germinate in a dark warm environment on being watered. By contrast, wild-type seeds usually don’t. Typically, they need to be manipulated.

The photo above is by Landrace Genetics and shows a wild-type plant in northern Pakistan, 2019. In the new McPartland & Small taxonomy, this wild-type individual can be classified as C. sativa subsp. indica var. himalayensis. Northern Pakistan is the main centre of biodiversity for subsp. indica. Wild-type plants of var. himalayensis and var. asperrima, i.e. naturally diversified South and Central Asian populations, can be found in its mountains.

Vavilov and Scholz noted that the germination of Russian wild-type hemp proceeded very slowly and intermittently, the seeds often remaining dormant for weeks or even months, with typically only 10% germinating promptly.

Even then, wild-type seeds are somewhat dormant and germinate irregularly. These are adaptive features that enable the plants to overcome the environmental fluctuations typical of wild habitats.

A pure strain from the Ko Chang archipelago in Thailand, her THC levels are among the highest in the world. She’s highly prized by Thai growers who smuggle her into Bangkok despite the severity of the country’s penal system. This strain’s value derives from it being the result of continual interbreeding using the best examples of this Thai Ko Chang lineage undertaken over many years by the area’s expert growers; local inhabitants who have been cultivating it for generations. She’s one of Thailand’s most productive strains and has a relatively short flowering cycle for a pure Thai Sativa. Very vigorous, sometimes uncontrollable growth. If grown in a pot, leave plenty of room for the root zone to develop for optimum yields. Like the authentic Thai she is, her taste and smell will bring Asia to your palate while her effect will spirit you away to the indescribable temples of Bangkok.