Real Seed Company
Real Seed Company - Traditional Landrace Cannabis Seeds
The Real Seed Company was formed with the aim to preserve traditional landrace cannabis seeds strains. Concentrating originally on traditional strains from the Hindu Kush and the Himalayas the Real Seed Company has not allowed these cannabis seeds to be adulterated with any other genetics to ensure purity. It has sourced North Indian Malana, Afghan Mazari-i-Sharif, Chitrali and Nepalese strains to name but four and offers them to marijuana seeds collectors worldwide who are interested in unadulterated, natural, unique cannabis strains. Other cannabis strains from the Real Seed Company include Golden Triangle Akka, Kerala, Highland Lao and Garhwali Jungli landrace ganja strains as well as Parvati and Sheberghan hash plants. These endogenous strains are from the original environment and have never been crossed or tweaked for commercial reasons. Concentrating on traditional landrace cannabis strains from Asia these cannabis seeds have not been adulterated by any other genetics.
Hindu Kush range - Real Seed Company
The Hindu Kush mountains have been at the centre of the world's cannabis culture for millenia. Real Seed Company has vast experience of this remote region and the many ethnic groups and ancient Silk Road trade routes associated with it have produced a wide diversity of different cannabis seeds strains, both wild and cultivated. Since the beginnings of popular cannabis culture in the West, names such as Kandahar, Tirah, Mazar, Chitral and Pul-i-Alam have become near legendary. Amongst Westerners the Hindu Kush is most famous for its short-statured broad-leaved strains, often referred to as cannabis indica, and thought of by outsiders as the archetypal "hash plants". In reality these squat indica type plants make up just a fraction of the many strains to be found in the valleys of the North West Frontier and Afghanistan. Hashish - known throughout the Hindu Kush as charas (or chaars) is produced from plants which can be tall or short, branched or column-like, wide leaved or narrow leaved. The Western distinction between "indica" and "sativa" seems to be of little use when describing the cannabis cultivars of the Hindu Kush. Perhaps the only accurate generalisation about Kush plants is that - with the exception of feral wild strains which can be hand-rubbed (sometimes called jungly-wallah) they are used to make charas through the traditional method of sieving.
Himalayan range - Real Seed Company
The Himalayan range, source of some of the Real Seed Company's selection stretches in a south-easterly direction from Kashmir for more than 2000km towards the highlands of Southeast Asia. The awe-inspiring Himalayan mountain range is home to some of the most ancient cannabis cultures in the world. In Sanskrit the name Himalaya means "The Abode of Snows" - and here among remote high altitude valleys, millenia of selection and natural isolation have given rise to an array of truly spiritual highs: full, soaring, and psychedelic in effect, these cultivars have inspired some of the greatest religious minds of all times, whether the Sufi mystics of Kashmir or the wandering Sadhus of Himachal and Uttarakhand.
From Himalayan sativa varieties, charas ('hashish') is traditionally produced by hand-rubbing, usually of live standing plants, focusing on the potent resinous flowering tips. Periodically clapping his or her hands together to remove any calyxes or other plant material, and leaving the palms covered in a layer of sticky black resin, an experienced farmer works carefully to avoid contaminating the charas with water or plant sap. While warm and soft the layer of resin is then rolled off the palms into a long thin stick, which in some of the most authentic and traditional regions will often be folded back onto itself once or twice then twisted into a double or triple helix shape. The charas twist is then left to reach a firmer consistency. There are many regional variations on such techniques. If produced with care and stored properly Himalayan charas can be kept for a year or more, and does not deteriorate during this time but in fact improves and matures with age.