Sacred Seeds – Cannabis Crossbreeding Pioneers
- Oct 30, 2007
Fallen Cannabis Warrior
Sacred Seeds, established in 1976, was the first ever Cannabis seed company in the world. Sacred Seeds followed the practice of selecting and crossbreeding pure strains to create new strains known as ‘hybrids’. They then stabilized these strains to allow them to breed true to type if reproduced from seeds of the same strain. The most famous of these hybrids ever produced was Skunk No. 1, AKA “The Pure”.
Sacred Seeds, and Cultivators Choice, the company that followed it, were the first companies to cross the indica and sativa varieties of Cannabis. Crossing the two varieties produced larger, healthier, more disease-resistant plants with a sweet, potent, synergistic taste and smoke.
Super Sativa Seed Club soon followed, with some wonderful breeding by the infamous Neville. His strain, Williams Wonder, is still treasured and used by breeders around the world. I had the pleasure of growing Skunk1XBasic5, and Beatrix Choice. And the best, the original Skunk#1 circa ’80.
Sacred Seeds, established in 1976, was the first ever Cannabis seed company in the world. Sacred Seeds followed the practice of selecting and crossbreeding…