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Competition between seed companies heated up, fueled largely by High Times magazine?s annual Cannabis Cup. The new companies were associated with some of the original companies and often incorporated the traditional varieties into their own cultivars, while also introducing new varieties that were quickly adopted by rival companies. Several seed companies appeared for only a year or two, and many others began to resell seeds produced by the major companies.

It is easy to buy another company?s seeds and change the variety name, making it appear to be a new and different variety. Some companies mistakenly sold seeds resulting from crossing two hybrid plants, resulting in great variability, with few, if any, of the offspring resembling either parental combination. The most common and successful way for seed companies to create new varieties was to simply cross a good female plant from an existing variety with a Skunk No. In general, the 1990s were characterized more by a reshuffling of the original deck of varieties than by new introductions of landrace or North American varieties. Unfortunately, some early Dutch breeders made very poor selections from the initial seeds they were given. The most common bad selection was for copious red hairs instead of for large bracts. Red hairs are a sign that female flowers are present, but they are not in themselves psychoactive. A preponderance of red hairs indicates many, but tiny, flowers with little surface area for psychoactive resin glands to develop.

Second, selection for dense buds having a good retail appearance led to the proliferation of nested bracts that feel hard when squeezed, but once again lack sufficient surface area to develop copious resin glands. The third common erroneous selection was for fuzzy-looking resin glands with long sparkly stalks, but small resin heads. All three of these unfavorable traits occasionally reappear in modern Dutch varieties and should be avoided. Aussie Haze monster Sometimes crosses have been released as new varieties, with a lot of introductory hype about something new and exotic before being tested by growers. When the new crosses are actually grown, they often prove to be substandard. usually disappear quickly because growers give them bad ratings. Most of the consistently popular cultivars have been around for several years, and many are still available today. Fortunately, some of the more recent introductions from North America are markedly different from the previously available Dutch varieties. or the K.G.B., introduced several North American varieties in the mid-1990s. The most interesting of these is S.A.G.E., which is a Haze-based variety from the coastal mountains of Big Sur, California. which is an appropriate explanation of the genetic background of many stabilized indica/sativa hybrids. Bubblegum is a well-known seed variety from Indiana that came to Amsterdam via New England in the early 1990s. Akorn, Heavy Duty Fruity, Mendocino Madness, and Stinky Pinky are all indica/sativa hybrids introduced as female cuttings. Most recently, a series of wellknown outdoor cultivars from the Pacific Northwest has been introduced by Dutch Passion and Sagarmatha seed companies. They come from a single breeder and are called Flo, Blueberry, and Blue Velvet. Brazilian landrace accessions apparently weigh heavily in many of the selections from the K. Brains seed company and in White Widow offered by the Greenhouse. The White Widow series may also have come as seeds to the Netherlands from the southeastern United States. Often a seed buyer cannot determine a variety?s heritage because the lineage is concealed or unknown. At harvest time, what matters most is whether the cultivar was appropriate for the grower and growing conditions, rather than simply its supposed heritage or fancy name. Many of these excellent new varieties hold great promise for the future as breeders continue to fine-tune them for indoor, artificial light growing. The AFGHAN HASH PLANT™ was chosen from seeds collected in the 1970’s, from the best traditional hash makers in the Mazari Sharif region. An exciting few years were then spent growing out and selecting the strongest and tastiest phenotypes for our breeding stock, from there the AFGHAN HASH PLANT™ was unearthed. It is a champion hash making variety and is one of our favourite pure Indica strains. This has become an important building-block in other Barneys Farm hybrids and in just 8 weeks flowering, the AFGHAN HASH PLANT™ develops dense resin-dripping flowers, releasing a rich sandalwood aroma that’s undercut with a punch of citrus. Recently added item(s) × You have no items in your shopping cart. Hash Plant was originally produced from Afghani cultivars in the north west of the USA before being taken to holland and presented to Sensi Seeds. This refined, improved version was back-crossed with another Afghani-derived plant, Northern Lights, which now constitutes 25% of the genetics.

Hash Plant was used as a breeding component for many years until it was finally made commercially available in 1999.

It is 90% cannabis indica and is an ideal indoor strain as well as being successful outdoors in warm, dry climate regions where harvest will be during September in northern latitudes. A compact plant with huge yields it is one of the very fastest-finishing marijuana strains ever being ready in just 40 - 45 days of the flowering period. Buds are tight and are so heavily-coated in resin that the buds themselves are very hard yet brittle. The aroma of the buds is very typically Afghani, earthy, spicy and smelling of hashish.

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