Paradise Seeds: Dutch Masters in Cannabis Breeding

The Dutch know a matter or two when it comes to hashish. Around the a long time, they have experienced a main affect on the way the earth cultivates and consumes cannabis—from the laid back vibes of Amsterdam coffee shop culture to the strong Nederwiet that elevated the bar on THC ranges.

Considering the fact that the nineties, Paradise Seeds has been at the forefront of driving alter in hashish cultivation. The Amsterdam-based mostly seed bank has been a pioneer in the improvement of the hashish seed current market and is one particular of the most adorned seed providers in the enterprise.

With above thirty strains on the Paradise Seeds shelf, it has won a lot of awards, like the High Times Hashish Cup.

We caught up with Paradise Seeds founder and grasp breeder, Luc Paradise, to come across out some extra about this impressive seed corporation:

High Times: Hello Luc, you are a busy male, so thanks for using some time out to chat. How’s your working day heading?
Luc Paradise: Hello! No issue. It is usually a satisfaction to speak with High Times! My working day has been terrific so much. I have been in the Paradise Seeds shop (all around the corner from Dam Sq. in central Amsterdam) seeking at a new arrival of new Paradise T-shirt layouts and reviewing seed releases for next calendar year.

HT: Appears remarkable! What is on the agenda for the next Paradise Seeds launch?
LP: It is a top secret, but I guarantee it is some thing unique! Nonetheless, for now we are advertising and marketing our new collaboration with Chong’s Selection, which involves three new strains—L.A. Amnesia (sativa), Blue Kush Berry (indica) and Mendocino Skunk (hybrid). Tommy Chong is this kind of a legend on the scene, and it has been terrific operating with him on this.

HT: Speaking of legends, you have been on the scene for a very long time. When did you begin Paradise Seeds?
LP: In 1994 (Paradise Seeds is 23 this calendar year!), I started developing seeds for sale, but I experienced been experimenting just before that, pushed by the enthusiasm to generate flavorful, sturdy, large good quality weed. Back again then, Amsterdam was a genuine hub for the international hashish community, and I started to breed, working with seeds passed on to me from tourists returning from marijuana heartlands all around the earth. All of a sudden, I experienced all these requests for my seeds! Out of that, Paradise grew!

HT: But it was Sensi Star that created the Paradise Seeds title proper?
Ah certainly, that was in 1999, when we won the High Times and Highlife Cups in the same calendar year. Sensi Star grew to become identified for becoming ‘the strongest indica you will at any time smoke.’ Those ended up nuts moments! Following that, we obtained a ton of interest in the United states of america and Europe. We expanded the strain collection and obtained extra terrific reviews and won a ton of Cups in the 2000s. We ended up one particular of the initially seed providers to establish feminized and vehicle-flower strains, and that won us a total new lover foundation too.

HT: And the health-related?
All over again, we ended up early adopters of health-related/CBD-prosperous types. We experienced so quite a few inquiries from health-related people who experienced read about the healing properties of marijuana—long just before the notion grew to become popular and extra socially appropriate. For me, it was crucial to channel the positivity and health-related probable of this terrific plant.

HT: And this has motivated your involvement with a variety of health-related hashish assignments?
Certainly. I am specifically very pleased of our involvement with the Clinical Hashish Bike Tour, which has elevated above 400,000 Euros to independently fund clinical trials working with cannabinoids as a cancer therapy. We also provided the seeds for Latin Americas’ initially authorized grow (6,five hundred plants) in Chile, organized by the Daya Basis. We also offer the strains for health-related license producers Abcann Medicinals in Canada.

HT: What is the top secret to a very good strain?
It is all in the genes! We are one particular of the couple breeder owned providers. All all those a long time of experience go into the improvement of just about every new strain, and you can see the success in our large germination level (ninety five%+), uniform advancement designs and good quality of generate. Anyone can start a seed corporation, but that experience is invaluable. At Paradise, growing terrific weed is continue to our most significant enthusiasm!

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