About

Est. 2007, The Real Seed Company is the original specialist site for seeds of landrace Cannabis strains.

We’re a group of Asian and European plant hunters and seed collectors who specialize in landraces. These authentic traditional Cannabis domesticates and their wild-growing relatives from Asia are critically endangered. Asia is not only the heartland of Cannabis culture but also the most crucial centre of Cannabis biodiversity.

We personally collect and directly source Cannabis seeds from historic centres of cultivation such as the Hindu Kush, India, Lebanon, Nepal, and Thailand. Since 2007, we’ve made these seeds available through our website. Landrace domesticates are a crucial repository of biodiversity, their related wild populations even more so. Our ultimate goal is for these seeds to be preserved long-term and for any research findings based on them to be freely available to all.

We aim to provide the maximum possible transparency regarding any seeds listed. Where they are ex situ reproductions of the original accession or obtained indirectly, this is clearly stated in their description. We do not sell covertly hybridized strains or feminized seeds, and if any risk exists that an accession may have been affected by modern hybrids, this is indicated. We believe honest information is essential to respect these plants, the farmers who’ve maintained them through decades of prohibition, and collectors who are motivated by a sincere passion for Cannabis and its biodiversity.

Because the cultivation of Cannabis sativa L. without a license is illegal in most countries, all seeds are sold in protective packaging which is well-suited to long-term storage through refrigeration with silica gel, an effective method to maintain these invaluable plants for our emerging post-prohibition era.

The term ‘landrace’ continues to be misunderstood by consumers and aficionados, for which see the piece What’s the Real Meaning of ‘Landrace’?.

2 responses to “About

  1. Hey Real Seed Co!

    I just stumbled upon this blog and this is it. This is the one. You know what you’re talking about or are at least the most convincing ones to do it so far. Is there an email I could use to bounce some ideas off of you? I work in the medical industry here in the States and landraces have become a fascination for me.

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