Flower: Purple Apricot, bred by Compound Genetics and grown by High Latitude Farms. (Matt Stangel for Leafly)
To make these clone-only exotics available in seed form, Archive’s original breeding stud was a backcrossed Face/Off OG male known for imparting deep fuel terps and potent THC concentrations. Numerous connoisseur-quality chemovars have been conceived in Archive’s stables using this male’s pollen—perhaps most recognizably, modern-cannabis classic Do-Si-Dos.
The third-generation Oregonian cannabis growers behind Massive Seeds have farmed the same plot of land in the Rogue Valley since 1975. The operation is full-sun, native soil, and reliant on living organics.
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But when this lucky cross began taking home cups at local medical competitions, Odie’s in-house genetics became in-demand amongst those in the know. Eventually, Odie folded his Oregon Diesel into heritage favorites of the Pacific Northwest, like Trainwreck—resulting in Tardis —and these delicacies were distributed by third-party wholesalers and retailers.
(Matt Stangel for Leafly)
Before Odie Diesel created Oregon Diesel through a happenstance pollination of NYC Diesel by a hermaphroditic Blackberry , the patriarch of multi-generational, father-and-sons medical grow and breeding operation Homegrown Natural Wonders made seeds only sometimes and mostly to keep his garden going.
This type of seed has been inbred for generations, without the help of any male plants. A more stabilized option that regular cannabis seeds, using feminized seeds to grow female marijuana plants offers a unique set of benefits.
While a clone will grow roots, they don’t have the capability of growing tap roots. Tap roots are only able to be grown from seeds and act as a form of an anchor to attach the plant to its surrounding soil. This causes the plant to be much sturdier than the roots that are developed from a clone.
With thousands of strains of cannabis available on the market, it can be difficult to choose the right marijuana seeds for your personal needs. Especially as a first-timer, buying the right marijuana seeds is only the first step in a process that can seem absolutely overwhelming.
Also referred to as standard seeds, regular seeds contain 50% female and 50% male plants. While the 50% mix isn’t guaranteed in each shipment of seeds that you purchase, you’ll receive a mixture of the two genders whenever you purchase regular seeds.
To get started growing healthy marijuana plants, it’s worth investing your time into seeds that are the perfect age and that are healthy!