Where cannabis plants are grown has as much to do with their overall quality as the growing method used, especially with the parent plants used for seed production. The conditions under which cannabis is cultivated can greatly impact the quality of a seed's genetic makeup as well as the stability of the resulting plant. That is why certain varieties are always more in demand than others. It is also why such a large number of cannabis breeders use specimens found in exotic locations and seek out strains with particular attributes.
Tropical Seeds is a relatively new supplier of cannabis seeds that offers a small initial variety of strains that are both unique and of high-quality. They utilize greenhouse or outdoor growing methods for all of their strains, which speaks of their commitment to the use of natural cultivation methods when developing new strains. Their seeds will germinate and grow well indoors, but will almost invariably require a considerable amount of both vertical and horizontal space. The sativas grow big and tall and the indicas are overtly branchy and bushy. Their feminised varieties grow extremely well with little to no special treatment and their yields are excellent. They are also an ideal choice for new and novice growers owing to their ease of handling.
“Tropical” is an appropriate moniker for this breeder. They operate at about 28º North Latitude, which puts them in a climate that Is a sub-tropical and has an abundance of dry, sunny days. The outside temperature hovers near 22º C all year. Among the sheer number of advantages to growing under such near-perfect conditions is the ability to repeatedly harvest throughout the year - three times for sativas on average. This decreases the time between harvests considerably and makes their seeds more readily available than average.
In their efforts to balance quality and quantity, Tropical Seeds has created several varieties with short photoperiods by sativa standards. Some do have longer flowering periods like most pure sativas, but the quality and yields make them worth the wait. Tropical does also have indicas for those customers who favour them over sativas. A huge effort has gone into the preservation of their pure strains, and the quality of their seeds speaks to the benefits of that effort.