In order to offer friends of marijuana all around the globe a secure source for handpicked cannabis seeds, our varieties fulfill strict criteria with regards to the quality of their development during the growth and flowering stages. To achieve this we use the benefits of so called “hybridisation”. This means that two, preferably very distinct, cannabis strains are crossed with each other to produce a new, unique variety. This new genetic combination produces particularly powerful, high quality plants in the first generation - also known as the F1 generation.
To ensure the sucess of the F1 generation, both parent strains undergo a rigorous selection for desired characteristics, such as their psychoactivity or flowering power. This stage can take several years to complete. From the best plants of each strain one parent plant is then chosen to make a cross and combine the special characteristics of both strains.
The benefits of an F1 generation, that has been produced in this manner, are enhanced vegetative and flowering growth, which in turn promotes easy cultivation and allows for bumper crops. The plants grow faster und more vigorously, they possess better resistance against pests, adapt to different cultivation methods and develop, under the right circumstances, impressive masses of flowering buds. The cannabis cultivator saves a lot of time and money and can concentrate on the pleasant, daily gardening tasks instead of battling with all kinds of problems and plant symptoms, that arise from cannabis strains weakened from inbreeding (continuously crossing plants within the same strain).
What cannot be prevented in an F1 generation are variable growth patterns among individual plants. It is possible that flowering time, plant height, and yield vary among the plants. Generally, this is a situation already familiar to many cultivators, since most cannabis strains are not 100% stabilised (ie. plants show exactly the same traits). There are, more or less, differences in appearance and the psychoactive effect between individual plants in a large number of cannabis varieties. We believe the average friend of marijuana places more emphasis on having plants with a reliable performance in vigour and potency, than having them all reach an exactly specified height or mature like clockwork.
he cannabis varieties of Mandala Seeds are bred for particular traits that we find necessary are important in good marijuana to enable easy, sucessful cultivation and bring the psychoactive effect to it`s full potential. It is our objective to minimize unwanted genetic weaknesses such as susceptibility to mold, or the appearance of hermaphrodites (plants with both male and female flowers), as much as possible.
Cannabis is a plant species that reacts to environmental stress factors and tends to produce male flowers at the end of it´s life cycle in sinsemilla cultivation. Some of the world´s most famous cannabis land races (such as Thai grass) are hermaphroditic. Many modern marijuana varieties are already mildly, or even extremely, hermaphroditic and overreact to their environment.
Since we have to assume that the plants are cultivated under different grow circumstances, it is important to us that the female plants do not unnesessarily endanger a sinsemilla garden with male pollen. At the moment we cannot guarantee that our strains remain completely free of such latent traits. However, the strains are being continuously improved on to achieve highest standards in this regard and we take great care in the selection of the genetics to achieve this goal!
We wish all gardeners out there great harvests!