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From the fifteenth century to the nineteenth century, Greece was under the control of the Ottoman Turk empire who controlled the entire Middle East. The Ottomans are a tribe of Central Asia who were forced to migrate by pressure from other tribes to present-day Turkey, from where they subsequently spread throughout the Middle East. Most likely, hashish and its production by screening have been introduced and inherited from central Asia through Persia or India to most of the regions of this area that have arid climates essential for the sifted collection of resin, being popularly known during the last centuries the hashish produced in Lebanon, Syria, Turkey and Greece. During the last two centuries, Greece was a place where hybrids were made between those plants that produce hashish and others derived from areas such as South Africa, Southeast Asia and South America, but this information can not be assured 100%.
We received a very little quantity of seeds from this North Greek line through one of our clubbers with the intention of being recovered, studied and shared. In turn, thank the original source, a grower named Fat Rasta who was the first to obtain these seeds through a very reserved family, from the north of Greece in the area of Serres- Macedonia, which he claimed to carry between 60 and 100 years cultivating this same variety. Serres is the main area of agriculture in the country, it has been cultivated on the slopes of the mountains and valleys for thousands of years probably being the tobacco one of its major crops, which makes it a very common area in the use of cannabis and hashish. The climate is particularly a combination between a mild mountain climate with not very pronounced winters (temperatures between 5-15ºC), and a semi humid warm climate, without hardly dry season (temperatures between 25-30ºC), that means, that the rainfall throughout the year is somewhat constant, always generating a relative humidity that goes around in summer over 50% and in winter over 70%.
During our first studies we get beautiful specimens, with a high ratio of males and only one female, this gave little margin of selection, but without fear we decided to try to perform a first flowering test with all individuals for see its stability and quality. The result was no surprise, since we had already been warned that with some probability this variety could show some specimens with hermaphroditic traits or show some intersex flowers during their flowering. Of the males, some were completely hermaphrodite showing both male flowers and female flowers with what they were quickly discarded. Others males did not achieve optimal flowering in which to release pollen, most likely due to high temperatures, but it was in the last male that we found a specimen with very good characteristics; strong and branched structure, leaves with leaflets of medium-large size and marked serrated, with a high production of viable pollen. The female had more elongated leaflets with a bit less marked serrated and a small difference in the size of the internodes, these being slightly longer, some aspects that can coming from those sativa genes mentioned before and that provide a superior yield. During its onset of flowering some male flowers appeared in some internodes that were easily eliminated by hand and later proved that they did not continue appearing, this gave us a chance to recover the line and also try to clean some of these traits.
We offer you exclusively the first reproduction to recover this line that needs to be worked to stabilize and clean it. You can find homogenous plants with an aspect between 70-80% Indica, genes that most likely come from the Middle East area, and that do not seem to share similarity with the plants of the Hindu Kush. With good production of branches and flowers as well as high quality resin. Flowering time between 8 to 10 weeks, failing to specify more in the following tests. Rich bouquet of sweet spices aromas, lemonade and old hashish background. The effect is uplifting and leaves you in a balanced state between activation-relaxation, entering in a very pleased mood. Already in these first tests, we have detected that it is a strain that does not likes high temperatures and very dry climates. It will be more specified in the following tests.
Since the creation of our project more than 10 years ago. We have bet on the study and preservation of classical landraces lines as our breeding basis. We feel blessed and heirs of something that we must continue to care for and preserve, our intention is to continue growing up and as a project to be able to do this for many more years . From our first studies with African lines and with this beautiful Pakistan Chitral Kush of photography we have lived a great journey through the history of the domestication of this wonderful plant.
Pakistan Chitral Kush is one of the most important lines in our project, one of the first lines we breed and has become a flag of the brand. It is our quintessential pure indica originating from Chitral in the Hindu Kush area of Pakistan. One of our most beautiful mothers and one of the pillars of origin of our project selected by Aeritos in 2006. Híbrids based on it as Red Afro or Red Monster, or as Bisho Purple or Smooth Smoke where it brings speed and more compact flowers, do not stop receiving good reviews from growers all over the world .
And although it is a magnificent line that will continue with us, we also firmly believe in a change of era, new bets for other genes that bring more variety and richness to the project.
After these years we have enjoyed unique landraces and some of the hybrids that have most marked a turning point in the history of modern breeding. That’s why this year will be full of new lines and new challenges ; new landraces and new hybrids that we have been studying during the last years and that at last will be able to see the light. The 2019 road map will bring us a new landrace at the beginning of the year: Athina North Greek Landrace.
Athina North Greek Landrace is an old cultivar from northern Greece in the area of Serres, Macedonia. We obtained this line through a very reserved family that assured to take between 60 to 100 years cultivating this same strain. Greece until the nineteenth century was under the control of the Turkish-Ottoman Empire who controlled the entire Middle East and from where these plants were expanded, but also where hybrids were made with other strains from South Africa, Southeast Asia and South America but without DNA studies is impossible to contrast.
In our first studies we have found homogeneous individuals with an aspect between 70-80 % Indica with good production of branches and flowers as well as high quality resin. Rapid bloom entering and moderately sized l or allowing to grow both outdoors and indoors, with a time plants flowering between 7 and 8 weeks. Rich mixture of sweet aromas with spices with hashish background with an uplifting effect that leaves in a balanced state between activation and relaxation. Already in these first tests, we have detected that it is a variety that does not like extremely high temperatures and that may be prone to show intersex flowers, something that we will continue working to try to clean up.
In the month of March will end the reproduction of one of the most anticipated hybrids, NorthernLights # 5xHaze from the year 1990 -91 , one of the most influential hybrids in the history of cannabis created by Nevil Scho enmakers and we are sure this older sativa version will transport you to the Amsterdam of the 90s in the first puff.
A hybrid of Sativa dominance between 90 and 120 days of flowering. Very productive plants with a robust structure , forming large colas and some small lateral branches. Big buds finishes foxtail entirely coated with resin. Soft and discreet aroma of herbs and spices, something that contrasts clearly with its incredible and remarkable powerful brain effect, psychedelic and from another planet, not suitable for beginners and it is not recommended to mix its consumption with other substances. A plant for those who seek powerful effects without limits.
And as usual, the news will appear first for the VIP members of the tropical family . Where this will be a great year for our Enthusiasts Club, which will greatly increase the range of available genetics and new interactions. One of these new programmed hybrids could be PCK’06 x NL#5Haze , but we would also like to try some more modern hybrid like our Pre98 Bubba Kush / Sour Diesel x NL#5Haze.
Pre98 Bubba Kush x Sour Diesel is a hybrid from the United States we have been working a few years and we are sure it will not leave anyone indifferent. They have been hybrids that separately have marked a before and after in the modem breeding and that still have much to contribute as has been seen in recent years. Many of the best breeders now work with them and we did not want to miss this great opportunity to work with these unique lines.
Also we will take advantage to create new genepool interactions and as a result some of the new hybrids that we’ll see available at mid-year. Taking advantage of the fact that we have already acquired a good knowledge about some of our new selected mothers: Malawi x Dancehall Mapetit, Durban x Ciskei or Pakistan x Nepal among others. We can only tell you that stay very tune up to these changes because they will mean a before and after in our project.
To end the year, we will return to our landraces, we have a lot of work ahead to get back stock of Durban, Zambian, Congo and others that could also enter our plans but we will tell you in our next Road Map ! Thank you very much to the whole family for the support and trust in our project.
Desde la creación de nuestro proyecto hace más de 10 años hemos apostado por el estudio y preservación de líneas clásicas landraces como base de nuestra crianza. Nos sentimos bendecidos y herederos de algo que hay que seguir cuidando y preservando, nuestra intención es seguir creciendo como personas y como proyecto para poder hacer esto muchos años más. Desde nuestros primeros estudios con lineas africanas y con esta preciosa Pakistan Chitral Kush de la fotografía hemos vivido un gran recorrido por la historia de la domesticación de esta maravillosa planta.
Pakistan Chitral Kush es una de las lineas más importantes dentro de nuestro proyecto, una de las primeras líneas que criamos y que se ha convertido en un estandarte de la marca. Es nuestra índica pura por excelencia originaria de Chitral en el área de Hindu Kush en Pakistán. Una de nuestras madres más bellas y uno de los pilares de origen de nuestro proyecto seleccionada por Aeritos en el año 2006. Híbridos basados en ella como Red Afro o Red Monster, o como Bisho Purple o Smooth Smoke donde aporta velocidad y flores más compactas, no paran de recibir buenas críticas de cultivadores por todo el mundo.
Y aunque es una magnifica linea que va a continuar con nosotros, también creemos firmemente en un cambio de era, nuevas apuestas por otros genes que aporten más variedad y riqueza al proyecto.
Después de estos años hemos disfrutado de landraces únicas y algunos de los híbridos que más han marcado un punto de inflexión en la historia de la crianza moderna. Por eso este año estará lleno de nuevas líneas y nuevos retos; nuevas landraces y nuevos híbridos que hemos estado estudiando durante los últimos años y que por fin podrán ver la luz. El mapa de carretera 2019 nos traerá a principio de año una nueva landrace, Athina North Greek Landrace.
Athina North Greek Landrace es un antiguo cultivar del norte de Grecia en la zona de Serres, Macedonia. Obtuvimos esta linea a través de una familia muy reservada que aseguraba llevar entre 60 y 100 años cultivando esta misma variedad. Grecia hasta el s.XIX estuvo bajo el control del Imperio Turco-Otomano quien controlaba al completo el Medio Oriente y desde donde se expandieron estas plantas, pero también donde se realizaron híbridos con otras cepas provenientes de SudAfrica, Sudeste Asiatico y Sud America pero sin estudios de ADN es imposible contrastar.
En nuestros primeros estudios hemos encontrado plantas homogéneas con un aspecto entre 70-80% Indica con buena producción de ramas y flores además de alta calidad en su resina. Rápida entrando en floración y de tamaño moderado lo que permite cultivarla tanto en exterior como en interior, con plantas con un tiempo de floración entre 7 y 8 semanas. Rica mezcla de aromas dulces a especias con fondo hachís, con efecto edificante que te deja en un estado balanceado entre activación-relajación. Ya en estas primeras pruebas, hemos detectado que es una variedad a la que no le gustan las temperaturas extremadamente altas y que puede ser propensa a mostrar flores intersexuales, algo que seguiremos trabajando para tratar de limpiar al máximo.
En el mes de Marzo finalizará la reproducción de uno de los híbridos más esperados, NorthernLights#5xHaze del año 1990-91, uno de los híbridos más influyentes en la historia del cannabis creado por Nevil Schoenmakers y que estamos seguros esta antigua versión más sativa os transportará al Amsterdam de los 90 en la primera calada.
Un híbrido de dominancia Sativa entre 90 y 120
días de floración. Plantas muy productivas de estructura robusta, formando
grandes colas y algunas pequeñas ramas laterales. Cogollos grandes acabados con
colas de zorro totalmente recubiertas con resina. Aroma suave y discreto de
hierbas y especias, algo que contrasta claramente con su increíble y notable
efecto cerebral poderoso, psicodélico y de otro planeta, no apto para
principiantes y no se recomienda mezclar su consumo con otras sustancias. Una
planta para quienes buscan poderosos efectos sin límites.
Y como es costumbre ya, las novedades aparecerán primero para los miembros VIP de la familia tropical. Donde este será un gran año para nuestro Enthusiasts Club, que verá incrementado gratamente el abanico de genéticas disponibles y de nuevas interacciones. Uno de estos nuevos híbridos programados podría ser PCK’06 x NL#5Haze, pero también nos gustaría probar con algún híbrido más moderno como nuestra Pre98 Bubba Kush/Sour Diesel x NL#5Haze.
Pre98 Bubba Kush x Sour Diesel es un híbrido procedente de los Estados Unidos que llevamos trabajando algunos años y que estamos seguros no dejará indiferente a nadie. Han sido híbridos que por separado han marcado un antes y un después en la crianza moderna y que aún tienen mucho que aportar como se ha podido ver en los últimos años. Muchos de los mejores criadores actuales ya trabajan con ellas y no queríamos perder esta gran oportunidad de trabajar con estas líneas tan únicas.
También vamos a aprovechar para crear nuevas interacciones de genes y que darán como fruto alguno de los nuevos híbridos que podremos ver disponibles a mediados de año. Aprovechando que ya hemos adquirido un buen conocimiento sobre algunas de nuestras nuevas madres seleccionadas: Malawi x Dancehall Mapetit, Durban x Ciskei o Pakistan x Nepal entre otras. Sólo os podemos adelantar que estéis muy atentos a estos cambios porque van a suponer un antes y un después en el proyecto.
Para terminar el año, volveremos a la carga
con nuestras landraces, tenemos mucho trabajo por delante para volver a
disponer de stock de Durban, Zambian, Congo y otras que también podrían entrar
en nuestros planes pero eso os lo contaremos en nuestro próximo Road Map!
Muchas gracias a toda la familia por el apoyo y confianza en nuestro proyecto.
Greetings tropical family! It is already ending this year 2018 and taking stock there are many positive things to highlight, but also some that continue to improve. We continue to make progress in completing and rebuilding our catalog to offer more strains but also more possibilities for more tastes. During this year we have been able to add some new landraces and new hybrids, your welcome has been very good so it is a path that we want to continue strengthening during this coming year 2019, where we will see several new developments that we have been working for some time. But at the same time we will have to say goodbye to some strains that at the moment are not in our closest plans; Dandy Dance, Heaven’s Gate and Durbakistan, will be offered only while stock last.
At the same time, we continue to look for a balance of our economic accounts, and although we have reached a level that allows us to remain with the exception of a specific months, we have also noticed a great lack of cash when it comes to evolving the project and improving the current genetic work. There are still many growers who do not have access to our seeds and that is why these changes are aimed at enhancing accessibility to them. One of the first measures that will change for next year will be that all the small packages of seeds will fall in price, to be more affordable to these pockets more adjusted. And something that has also been in great demand is the possibility of acquiring the seeds in individual format, so from January all our feminized seeds will also be available in packages of 1 seed. Two necessary measures to be able to compete with our seeds in the current market and continue to offer a high level of quality.
Also, we firmly believe in the stores and distributors that support us and have supported us during these years, without them we would never have reached so many of you. So with the new price rate and with better discounts for them we would like to give them back all that support.
Some extra change will happen, we will reform our online store completely, increase the discount that Clubbers have in the whole store and return the packs combining different strains. And of course the best discounts and free seeds will continue to be available for all orders.
We do not want to miss this opportunity to thank you all your support and trust in us with a very special Christmas gift: During the month of December all the new strains will be at 25% discount and throughout the month of January all our classic strains too! 2019 arrives with great force and we just want to continue improving to offer you the best!
We wish you all a very green New Year 2019 !
Tropical Seeds Co team
A Xmas gift for you:
25% OFF in all our new strains of 2018!
Nepal Highland, Old Afghan, Full Energy, Bisho Purple, Extreme Haze, Purple Nurple, Greenade, Durand’s Herald Kush and others are only some of the new additions for this year. We have been working hard during this year 2018. Now is your turn!
Take advantage now and try your favorite, we make it easier for you.
And stay very tune up that next year 2019 comes loaded with new strains!