The quality of a cannabis plant used for seed production is as dependent upon where it is grown as the growing method used. In fact, the overall conditions under which it is cultivated can have a measurable impact on the seed's genetic makeup and the stability of the plant it produces. This is a large part of the reason why certain strains always seem to be in high demand. Cannabis breeders seek out specimens that grow in exotic locations because of their genetic predispositions coupled with their optimal growing environments.
Tropical Seeds is relatively new in the world of cannabis seeds. They currently offer a small variety of unique, high-quality seeds that are grown using either greenhouse or outdoor growing methods. This commitment to using natural cultivation methods is very significant to the development of new strains. Yes, these seeds will grow indoors and produce well, but they will also require a large amount of space, both horizontal and vertical. They offer mostly sativa-dominant strains, but they also offer several indica varieties for customers who favour them. A major effort has gone into preserving the pure strains they use, and the quality and reliability of the seeds is a result of that effort.The sativas grow tall and wide and the indicas are bushy with significant lateral branching.
Tropical Seeds operates at in the sub-tropics at about 28º North Latitude. Their plants are subsequently grown under optimal conditions: abundant sunshine with long daylight hours and consistently dry days. The outside temperature stays around 22º C the entire year. Growing under these conditions presents the ability to harvest multiple times per year. Sativas are harvested three times per year on average. This decrease in time between harvests allows Tropical Seeds to make their products more readily available than the average breeder.
Tropical Seeds has engineered the majority of their sativa varieties to have photoperiods that are short when compared to other dominant sativa varieties in their successful efforts to couple superior qualitywith a generous yield. Some do present longer more sativa-typical flowering periods but the sheer amount of high quality product they produce makes them well worth the wait. They offer only one auto-feminised variety at this time (Kushmatic) but will likely be offering more in the future. Auto-flowering plants grow easily and provide excellent yields. They are also great for novice growers since they are so easy to cultivate.