Our intention is to preserve, reproduce and distribute the finest examples from around the world, from sativas to indicas. We want to pass on these pure “foundation strains” so as to not lose them forever in a world dominated by hybridized and feminized cannabis varieties.
Today’s cannabis has been mixed to the extent that many have lost their original mystic and power, giving way to the unnatural demands of today’s grower. These modern day strains get nowhere near the purity and clarity of their ancestral families as all of the original “power phenos” are lost within the process of cross breeding.
Furthermore these new strains require a lot of nutrients that are derived from the carbon fossil world adding on to the depleting of Mother Nature. Our mission is to bring all these amazing strains back to the forefront of the cannabis community! Saving the future of cannabis by preserving its past.
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Parvati is a resinous charas landrace strain from the Parvati Valley region of the Indian Himalaya. Parvati plants make soft, sticky charas akin to the famed Malana Cream, included above on this list. Parvati seeds germinate into tall, lanky plants that can reach over 15 ft. tall with long internodes and sparse buds, similar to other Himalayan landrace strains. A good strain for growing outdoors in damp, northern climates that handles rain, humidity, and wind well. The buds are floral, fruity, and very hashy. Seeds are sourced personally in Parvati by RSC.
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While the strains on this list can be purchased at an online cannabis seed bank, another fun aspect of growing and breeding is finding your own rare cannabis genetics around the world in person. For example, here’s a Lao sativa that I saw growing in the Bolaven Plateau, near Pakse, Laos. It’s got very long “finger” leaves, and the buds give you a speedy, trippy high. More photos on my Tumblr. There’s many interesting genetics out there that you can make unique hybrids with or just enjoy pure.
Kumaoni is a pure Himalayan charas plant personally collected from the source at villages in the Kumaon Himalayas, near the border of Nepal and Tibet. The resilient plants are adapted to pounding rain, cold, and humidity, making Kumaoni a well-suited variety for northern climate outdoor growers. Kumaoni’s fluffy buds high in resin produce a harder and coarser charas than the Parvati types and give users a bright, outgoing stoney high.
Wild Thailand is a potent pure sativa strain from the Koh Chang district in Thailand. The genetics have been inbred by local farmers to produce plants with a shorter flowering time with higher yields and show a high pest and mold resistance. Outdoors, Wild Thailand seeds grow into big plants that finish around late November. Indoors, growers may want to switch to flowering cycle quickly to control the stretchy growth tendencies of Wild Thailand. The exotic citrus-flavored buds contain a very high 22.3% THC content, including THCV, which tropical Southeast Asian sativas are renowned for. Racy, euphoric high.
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If a rare landrace strain with incredible terroir and effects is what you seek, Aceh surely delivers.
The difficulty in selecting them is that many of them haven’t been stabilized into seed form, and those that have are often so exotic they can be hard to find.
When it comes to backbone strains for the entire marijuana cultivation industry, few can contend with Hindu Kush. Hailing from deep in the Hindu Kush mountain range’s valleys and majestic peaks, this landrace indica is an essential strain for any cannabis lover.
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There are crazy amounts of hybrid marijuana strains to choose from. You might be surprised to find out there are just as many — if not more — landrace strains out there too.
The concept of terroir is borrowed from viticulture but applies very well to landrace strains. Terroir is French for land — used in this context, it refers to where the cannabis variety is from, and how that place influences everything about it.
As proponents of the cannabis plant, it is of the utmost importance to not only remember where strains come from but to continue cultivating original heirloom genetics. Doing so protects them from disappearing due to over-selection, hybridization, and climate change.
Wouldn’t it be cool to grow the original strains behind your favorite hybrids? The lemon rind, strawberry, and blueberry aromas found in certain hybrids come from landrace lineage.