Equatorial landrace Sativas have long been sought for their clearheaded, energizing, and contemplative effects — highs that inspired a generation of artists and thinkers in the 60s and 70s. Rangy and slow-to-flower, such strains are rarely found in modern production.
Collectively known as the New York hazes, which share both a high degree of genetic overlap, and a number of names, “Frankies”, “The Church”, “Piff”, sometimes referencing how the burned flowers cause the room to smell of Frankincense, used in some Catholic masses. Their origin is somewhat of a mystery, but it is safe to say, they are all derivatives of the Northern Lights #5 X Haze hybrid developed in Holland in the 1980’s. Our “Uptown Piff” possesses all of the qualities that make a great NY Haze. With gorgeous resin spangled foxtails of calyxes, and an odd odor of band aids with a delicate floral syrup background, the Uptown Piff will be immediately recognized by those familiar with the best New York Hazes. This says nothing of the effect, which hits fast with an energizing euphoria. Our version is of very high quality compared to what most people think of, when they think of “Haze”, grown sustainable, and artisan cured, leaving behind the negative qualities which commercially produced hazes often possess.
This is JJNYC’s selected cutting of his Nigerian Silk x NL5/Haze. Nigerian Cannabis is well reputed for its “bell ringing” whiteout inducing effect, and fine examples of NL5/Haze don’t slouch either. Possessing a strongly African influenced phenotype, her high is completely in the head without the slightest inflection of a body high. The flowers are thin and somewhat small with a mix of herbal and grape odor and flavor. She is nearly ceilingless and of very high quality. It is one of the favorites of the farm and we will be releasing a limited edition group of select flowers cured as Malawi Cobs.
Seed banks have been selling seeds that claim to be the “best of both worlds” plants that possess the high of a haze with the bag appeal of a modern hybrid for almost thirty years now. Unfortunately, these rarely, if ever, delivered. It is with this goal in mind that we created the Cedar Black Haze, the first line we’ve encountered which has been successfully bred to possess a world class tropical high, gorgeous delicate foxtailed flowers, and the complex nose of pure sativa alongside the intense resin covering of the most elite modern hybrids. It started with our all-time favorite pure tropical hybrid derived from a Colombian Black collected in the Llanos Orientales, or Eastern Planes, also known as the Orinoquía region. This was crossed to ’68 pure purple commune haze x Santa Marta Mota, before being inbred and stabilized for a potent, euphoric, visually psychedelic high. We then worked in our Pakistani, Mazari, and Wreck lines before stabilizing it increasingly to the tropical side to create something altogether new. Her nose is a mix of red wine, cedar, Moroccan Kif, and honeysuckle blossoms. The resulting high is strongly positive and euphoric, comforting without being sedative. There isn’t a single aspect of this release that isn’t absolutely stellar and five stars. Those who find themselves able to try these flowers should consider themselves very lucky.
The Evolving Skunk (ES) is a rarely mentioned, and even less commonly seen heirloom, which is the unsung foundation of the modern Cannabis gene pool. It is the pure sativa ancestor to Skunk #1. It was bred by the Sacred Seeds across a network of Communes from fine Mexican and Colombian imports brought to America in the mid to late 1960’s. The line is most likely extinct in pure form, but we managed to locate it in a cross to a stellar 1970’s Nigerian, which was then crossed to Danbo’s Big Sur Holyweed. In an attempt to accentuate its background to the legendary imports of the 1960’s, we crossed this to our 1968 pure Haze and inbred it to produce a high quality, and very accurate example of what was available to the elite Cannabis connoisseurs of the late 60’s and early 70’s. We hope you’ll appreciate this important piece of American Cannabis history as much as we do.
Our Commune Hazes were bred to be a very high quality and accurate example of what was available to the Elite Cannabis Connoisseurs of the late 60s and early 70s. The classic Haze aromas of spice with slight hints of citrus and earthy-‐sweet undertones ring true to this flower, and the high is very energetic and mood-‐lifting, with a kick of buzzing creativity enhancement.
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An amazing combination of SE Asian and Central American sativas. Happy, elevating, and enlightening with a touch of mild physical relaxation. Sweet citrus and earthy flavors.
We are very excited about this pure tropical narrow leafed offering. In the 1960’s travelling hippies and surfers from all over Australia convened to the city of Nimbin, creating the country’s counterculture mecca. With seeds found in imported flowers from Thailand and Papua New Guinea, and thanks to the humid subtropical climate of northeastern New South Wales, the locals developed the most legendary Cannabis ever to grow under the Australian sun, the Mullumbimby Madness. Named for its potent, highly cerebral effect, this highly sought after Australian heirloom has fallen to near extinction, giving way to modern cultivars. Simultaneously, in North America, many in the counterculture decided to follow Timothy Leary to Oaxaca, and participate in the ancient psilocybin using Curandero culture. This same culture in the mountains of Oaxaca, also grew a similarly benevolent yet psychedelic variety of Cannabis, known as the Highland Oaxaca Gold.
The marriage of these two rare long flowering tropicals results in flowers that never disappoints. Not lacking for sheer potency, and ability to go toe to toe in both ceiling and hit for hit potency against any contemporary variety, the flowers produce a delightful and positive, and highly energizing in their effect. The flavor and nose are sweet, herbaceous and floral, mostly leaning towards the South Pacific ancestry of the Mullumbimby Madness. This is not to be missed. As with many of our pure tropicals, they are rare anywhere in the world, but especially rare in Washington, since they don’t express their best potential indoors, yet their late trigger into flowering and extended flowering period make them incompatible with the latitude and climate of Washington state. It is only through a concerted effort, dedicated to the production real heirloom tropical Cannabis available that we’re able to make these available.
Mango Durban is one of three newly added pure tropical Sativas in our 2017 catalog. Its mother, a lowland Colombian Gold type landrace from the Gaujira Peninsula on the Caribbean coast, known in the region of origin as “Mangobiche”, (mayn-goh beec-hee) or “unripe mango”. Mango Durban’s father derives from an exceptionally high quality collection from Durban, South Africa. Effects are long-lasting, strongly psychoactive, and slightly psychedelic. Like the regions of origin, Mango Durban is filled with paradoxes and brings together the blending of disparate cultures. She’s heady, exotic and complex.
This is a vintage Sativa tour-de-force, crossing our Pablo’s Cheese (Colombian Gold Bud x Exodus Cheese) to a vintage Panama Red. The odor and flavor has more of an alkaline earthen quality than the Cheese. As the Panama influence would suggest, the effect is purely stimulant, able to keep the user awake and motivated long after their peers have gone to sleep. This is the perfect variety for creative pursuits, music, literature and the visual arts. Fine examples of landrace Sativas are difficult to find anywhere in the recreational market and perhaps never with the natural quality and cure of Kiona. Our hoop houses are constructed to allow these special, slow-to-bloom and rangy tropical flowers to fully mature.
This hybrid of Caribbean coastal Colombians to the Exodus Cheese isn’t as impressive for bag appeal as most of our catalog. It is however, easily one of our favorite smokes. It is strongly cerebral and motivational with a noticeable visual/psychedelic quality. The odor is minty and herbaceous and she has a floral structure that produces beautiful foxtails. The mother of Pablo’s Cheese, Exodus Cheese became one of England’s most sought after Sativa cuttings of the 1980s. This F1 cross by Cannaseur Seedbank of the Exodus to Breeders Choice Pure Colombian “Goldbud” showcases the strain’s landrace energy.
Lemon Thai is a bit of a misnomer, but the name stuck. This is actually a Hawaiian line sold in the early days of the online Cannabis Seed industry by the now defunct “Dutch Flowers.” This is thought to be an ancestor to the OG Kush lines. Our selected plant is covered in copious quantities of resins that smell of lemons and cream cheese. This is a rare and highly desirable line representative of the best mid-1980s Hawaiian Cannabis. Our Lemon Thai offers more relaxed and euphoric highs than some phenotypes of the strain, producing effects that tip the balance of its Thai-influenced creative introspective qualities toward Hawaiian-influenced mood-enhancing social stimulation.
This is a 2017 addition we are most excited about. High quality purple landrace Sativas are incredibly rare. “Purple Corinto,” “Corintiano Morado,” “Corinto Monster” and “Monstruo” are all names for the class of purple and emerald green varieties hailing from the predominantly Afro-Colombian populated areas along the Pacific Coast of Colombia. Its other parent, Puna Budder, hails from the agricultural Puna region of The Big Island of Hawaii. Our seed trials last year on this project yielded an absolutely stunning plant in terms of her positive, energetic effects and visual beauty. Patiently cured for eight weeks on-stem, she smokes with a rewarding citrus and floral perfume.
Collected from a family in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Mountains along the Caribbean coast, these heirloom crops are watered entirely by hand and grown using sustainable, noncommercial methods. These high-quality plants are derived from two lines, including an ancestral Colombian Highland Gold strain which reflects the traits of the original Santa Marta Golds that pre-date Colombia’s export market. The other line, simply referred to as La Mota, central American Spanish for “The Flower”. It is a selection made for magico-religious purposes by Arhuaco healers from a miniscule and extremely desirable portion of wild plants that existed in the region many generations ago. This population is thought to be ancestral to the vast majority of the Caribbean, Central and South American drug cultivars. The pure purple and purple gold types exhibit traits that lean heavily toward The Mota, and are a significant departure from the export-grade Cannabis produced by Colombia from 1972 to present day.
Vietnam Black is an extremely potent exotic Sativa with a head‐heavy high that some may find mildly paranoia-inducing. This herb has very unique, almost astringent taste and smell, with heavy notes of sickly sweet, ripe tropical mango.