List of products tagged as Landrace in the Alchimia Grow catalogue. The Real Seed Company is the only company to offer strains exclusively from their country of origin. Shipped to you discreetly from the UK. Cannabis strains whose seeds or genetics have been preserved and passed down for generations. Learn more about heirloom cannabis from Leafly.
Landrace cannabis seeds
Pure cannabis strains (also called landraces or purebreds) have developed in its natural environment and has never been crossed with any other strain but inbred through many, many generations. These varieties are very stable and present very few variations – if any – from one plant to another.
Most landrace genetics are then 100% Sativa or 100% Indica, although there are some exceptions. Normally, pure or landrace cannabis strains often include their country or region of origin in their name. Examples: Hindu Kush (Indica), Acapulco Gold (Sativa), Panama 74 (Sativa), etc.
Pure strains have the advantage of offering very original flavors and effects, pretty different of those from today’s hybrids, which often contain the same genetic basis (Skunk, Haze, etc.).
These pure strains will bring amazing memories to smokers from the 60s/70s, since at that time this was the type of marijuana normally available on the market.
Landrace cannabis strains
Here you’ll find a list with all the pure marijuana strains from our catalog. We also include in this category those varieties created from crosses between two and three pure genetics.
The Real Seed Company
“We have the best selection of genuine straight-from-the-source traditional cannabis strains on the web. That means they are open pollinated, so you are going to get a lot of diversity in each strain, as well as vigour”. – The Real Seed Company
The Real Seed Company is a group of collectors dedicated to releasing traditional connoisseur cannabis cultivars in their pure, un-hybridised form. Global ecology has reached crisis point, and cannabis is no exception: the biodiversity of one of the world’s most ancient crop plants is now under serious threat.
Founded in 2007 in response to the damage being inflicted on top-end cannabis cultivars by prohibition, The Real Seed Company has taken an unprecedented step in the history of cannabis seed banks by offering an extensive and open catalogue of rare and authentic heirloom cannabis varieties that can be owned by everyone. They have been documenting their journey in trying to find rare strains direct from their source.
All of their lines are fully authentic ganja, charas and hashish cultivars from the ancient heartlands of cannabis culture. With a wide range of varieties from high CBD potential genepools for medical users and breeders, and fine representatives of renowned high THC ganja and charas lines from legendary regions like Kerala, Thailand and Mazar-i-Sharif, The Real Seed Company catalogue is already unparalleled – and it’s growing all the time.
As the germination and cultivation of Cannabis sativa L without a license is illegal in most countries all of their seeds come in collectible protective packaging which is well suited to long term storage through refrigeration, the best method to preserve this invaluable plant seed and maintain these ancient lines for a saner post-prohibition future. Buy The Real Seed Company seeds from Seedsman with confidence.
Cannabis strains whose seeds or genetics have been preserved and passed down for generations. Heirloom strains differ from landraces in that they have been brought from their place of origin and cultivated by humans in a new environment.
“I prefer the genetics of an old school heirloom strain to a modern hybrid any day.”
What is an heirloom strain?
An heirloom strain is a cannabis strain that is cultivated in a geographically distinct location from where it originated, and has genetics that have been preserved over an extended period of time, often for generations or longer.
Heirloom strains have not been crossbred and usually display characteristics of pure indica or sativa plants rather than a hybrid of both. Heirloom strains have not been genetically manipulated and are meant to be pollinated openly without direct human interference.
Are heirloom and landrace strains the same?
No; landraces are wild cannabis strains that grow throughout the world free of contact with humans, so they retain their genetics and characteristics specific to that environment. Heirloom strains have not been genetically crossed or pollinated in a specific way, but have been brought from their place of origin and cultivated by humans in a new environment, which may alter it. Heirlooms are landraces grown in a non-native enviroment.