The quality of cannabis has as much to do with where the parent plants are grown as it does with how they are grown. The conditions under which they are cultivated can play a huge role in the quality and stability of the seeds' genetics. Some varieties are more in demand than others for this reason. It is also the reason why so many cannabis breeders draw specimens from exotic locations and only use strains with certain attributes.
Tropical Seeds is relatively new to cannabis cultivation. They are a fully-functional supplier of cannabis seeds and have arrived on the scene with a variety of unique, high-quality strains. They grow all their plants in greenhouses or outdoors. This speaks resoundingly to their commitment to using natural methods for cultivating their products and developing new strains. Yes, their seeds will germinate and grow just fine indoors, but most will require considerable amounts of space. Tropical Seeds has a particular affection for big, majestic sativas and bushy, branchy indicas and they grow all their plants in ways that allow for significant stretching so they produce as well as possible.
“Tropical” is an appropriate name for this company. Their operation is located geographically at about 28º North Latitude, placing them in a sub-tropical climate with plenty of dry, sunny days and a consistent temperature at or near 22º C year-round. Among the many obvious advantages that come with using natural grow methods, an ideal location like this also allows for the opportunity to harvest three times per year on average for sativas. This allows Tropical Seeds to reduce the normal amount of time between harvests rather sharply. This makes their seeds considerably more plentiful than average.
In their efforts to temper high quality with ample quantity, Tropical Seeds has succeeded in creating strains that have short photoperiods, especially for plants that are mostly sativa. Some seeds do have longer more typically sativa flowering periods and they reward with high quality and abundant yields. They also distribute a few indica-dominant strains for those who prefer them over sativas. A tremendous effort has gone into the preservation of their pure strains, and the benefits of that effort are obvious in the quality of their seeds.