This is a list of our favourite cannabis breeders, we recommend all breeders below. To view any of the breeders selection of seeds simply click on their picture or the link below it, we hope you get to try them all…
Over the last decade, Barney’s Farm have produced some of the world’s most popular varieties of cannabis, with Pineapple Chunk winning the Indica Cup in 2009, and Critical Kush becoming a bestseller within months of release.
Despite a history spanning nearly 30 years, Barney’s Farm’s popularity has never diminished. New strains are frequently released, allowing for an ever-increasing audience to continue to enjoy high quality seeds from a company that started, literally, at the top and has remained there ever since.
When Noel Gallagher, Jamiroquai, Sean Paul and Howard Marks are listed as endorsers, you know you won’t go far wrong with Big Buddha’s feminised seeds.
Big Buddha has some of the best-selling cannabis seeds in the UK and is best known for its famous Cheese hybrids. Perhaps its most famous strain is Big Buddha Cheese which was created from the best bits of the original, old-school Cheese. Big Buddha Cheese has a sublime and distinctive taste and gives a no-ceiling, uplifting and motivational high.
Specialising in the growth and maintenance of auto flowering dwarf strains, Buddha Seeds has perfected regular and feminized seed versions of both their autoflowering marijuana seeds.
Having built reputation on the quality of their products, Buddha Seeds are now a recognised seed bank worldwide and have been rewarded with recent wins at cannabis cups, including a prestigious award at Spannabis 2014
CBD Crew was formed in 2009 by Shantibaba of Mr. Nice Seeds and Jaime of Resin Seeds, after the latter’s creation of Cannatonic, a 1:1 THC:CBD strain released under the Resin brand.
The success and popularity of the Cannatonic strain attracted the interest of Shantibaba and so a partnership between the two legendary breeders was formed.
Since its formation, CBD Crew have focused their efforts on achieving a 1:1 ratio of THC:CBD in all of their strains.
In 2005, after accumulating years of experience growing cannabis in all of its varieties, Dinafem Seeds decided to cultivate their own strains.
By the end of the 21st century, Dinafem Seeds was not only recognised for their superior preservation techniques, but also for the high quality of their feminised strains. Their Moby Dick CBD is immensely popular thanks to its fantastic medicinal properties and long-lasting cerebral effect. While their fantastic Blue Kush strain is a customer favourite for its potency and its intense flavour and aroma.
In the 1970’s, Dutch Passion’s founder, Henk van Dalen, began collecting and breeding with cannabis seeds which he found in the early Dutch cannabis imports arriving from all over the world. He realised that it was possible to grow your own cannabis and often it was far superior to the often poor-quality, heavily seeded, imported product.
Crowned Best Seed bank at Spannabis 2014, Dutch Passion are well known for their sophistication and quality. The Dutch Passion breeders concern themselves with creating and preserving quality, and their varieties have won many prizes in cannabis cup competitions.
Eddie, the founder of The Flying Dutchmen may have had humble beginnings but that all changed by 1984, when he opened a wholesale genetics business, cultivating new hybrids for the market with fellow breeder Skunkman.Together, Eddie and Skunkman introduced the very first Skunk#1 to the market along with a host of other new strains.
In order to find unique parental stock, tens of thousands of each strain were grown out in greenhouses, the best were selected and preserved. These best plants were inbred until the strain was considered stable or pure breeding. Crosses between two stable varieties are known as F1 hybrids.
The first seed bank in the world to feminize auto-flowering plants, Grass-o-Matic seeds have made a name for themselves in the breeding industry, despite being a relatively small company.
Starting in 2007, Grass-o-Matic seeds focused solely on the production of superior, dependable auto-flowering varieties of cannabis seeds
Winner of countless international awards including 35 High Times Cannabis Cups, Greenhouse Seed Co. are global leaders in cannabis genetics.
Green House Seed Company’s incredible genetics are the result of years of intensive breeding. All strains have exceptional medicinal as well as recreational properties. They also hold particular terpene profiles guaranteeing unique aromas and flavors.
The Humboldt Seeds Organisation are focused on organic and environmentally sustainable cultivation. A community-based philosophy underpins the organization, meaning they attempt to buy locally, give back to the community, and engage in sustainable economic choices. In fact, their own website states that this very California ethical model is part of what they want to share with the world.
Strong hybrids thrive in Northern California, the original locale where indicas took root in America. Humboldt Seed Organization is the home of some West Coast darlings including Blue Dream, Trainwreck, and Chemdawg to name just a few. Humboldt Seed Organization’s Blue Dream is a beautiful example of the marriage between a creative sativa head-high, and the smooth body relaxation of an indica. This experience is the quintessential California smoke.
Experience, modest prices and quality products are what many look for in a Seedbank, and KC Brains does not disappoint.
With over 30 years of cultivation experience, Dutch based KC Brains seeds produce the highest quality Feminised and Regular seeds, and all for unrivalled prices
Howard Marks and Shantibaba, the men who created Mr Nice Seedbank, met during the late 1990’s while living and working in Holland. In 1995, Shantibaba had set up the Greenhouse Seed Company. Coincidentally, at the same time, Howard was released from a lengthy imprisonment in the USA.
Mr Nice Seedbank has consistently maintained a visible presence on various helpdesks, directly interacting, testing, and researching with the growers of its products. Their aim is to help people, wherever they are, who have worked or intend to work with any of their product.
Based in the heart of Amsterdam, Nirvana are in the epicentre of the cannabis industry and are considered a mainstay within the fabric of an ever expanding sector.
One of the key elements of Nirvana’s success is their ability to offer all customers the freshest seeds possible. Rather than holding mass stock and distributing from one location, their seeds are shipped directly from source of cultivation.
After releasing their Cannatonic strain in 2008, Resin Seeds are considered the founders of the CBD movement within the industry.
Resin Seeds have continued developing their CBD line to include Hammershark and Dieseltonic, the latter of which also won an award in Amsterdam’s High Times Cannabis Cup, in 2013.
Resin Seeds also offer some fantastic high THC strains which are immensely popular all over the world; it was recently revealed that Resin’s genetics are now being grown in places as varied as The Gambia, Slovenia, Cambodia, New Zealand and more.
Royal Queen Seeds cites its grower’s individual experiences as the reason for their exceptionality as a company. These experiences have helped shape and mould their cannabis strains into what they are; unique and award winning.
There are many strains in the Royal Queen Seeds collection that have gained notoriety. The Skunk XL and Royal AK strains are very popular for their robust vigors, powerful aromas and their general cultivation simplicity. However, Royal Queen Seeds have recently garnered praise for their Euphoria collection. The variety won first place for best medical strain at the Highlife Cup in 2015 thanks to its potency and well balance THC:CBD ratio.
There is no other seed bank in the world that has been coveted with more awards than Sensi Seeds. From the Highlife Cup to the Cannabis Cup, Sensi have achieved unrivalled legendary status in the seed bank world.
Sensi Seeds search for cannabis genetics has never ceased in the last 30 years. Their dedication towards genetic preservation has also never diminished. To this day, Sensi are true to their roots and are now, more than ever, aware that the future of cannabis genetic research lies in its past, in the genetics that started it all.
Sensi genetics offer not only the high yield and range of effects people search for, they actually represent a part of Cannabis’ history.
Another venture that Green House are heavily involved in is Strain Hunters. From the jungles of Africa and Asia to the mountain ranges of South America, the Strain Hunters are on a mission to bring back the most important and isolated cannabis landraces known to man. The logistical challenges involved in strain-hunting are quite considerable, but Arjan, owner and founder of the Green House empire, has been devoting a great deal passion, time and resources to this task. After two decades spent strain hunting for the breeding programs of the Green House Seed Company, Arjan brings a wealth of experience to this venture.
The Strain Hunters brand started as a series of documentaries aimed at informing the general public about the quest for the preservation of the cannabis plant in the form of particularly vulnerable landraces originating in the poorest areas of the planet. They deemed the worldwide persecution of cannabis to be uncalled for and so searched the globe for the last remaining ‘real’ landraces that were left in remote corners of the world.
Being one of the first seed banks to offer autoflowering varieties, Sweet Seeds used their knowledge and experience in growing to put a spin on what most seed banks offer.
While many of Sweet Seeds potent auto flowering feminised seeds have made waves across the cannabis market, there are some strains that have surprised even the breeders themselves with their success and popularity. Their Blow Mind Auto is a potent strain that has distinct aromas and valuable medical properties. While their Cream Caramel Auto has been a customer favourite for many years. This award winning strain is of clear superior quality, with dense buds and an enormous resin production.