- The effects of hybrid seeds offer the best of both
- Their characteristics empower each other
- They are bred for their resistance to pests, diseases, and other problems that can affect cannabis plants
- They typically mature more quickly than unmixed strains
- They can often be grown in a wider range of conditions
- They produce higher yields than either pure Sativa and Indica
What are hybrid cannabis seeds?
You can call it a blend of two cannabis strains.
These strains are made through a process called selective breeding. It had its origin in the 60s when cannabis was becoming increasingly popular. With the rising popularity, so did the interest of scientists, and they started to experiment by selecting qualities "previously" unique to Indica or Sativa genetics and cross-bred them to become something new, the so-called hybrid strains. Breeders soon adopted selected breeding worldwide; they followed and pushed the boundaries above and beyond and continue to do so. These breeders have contributed so much to our community and have created many classics still popular today!
A personal favorite hybrid strain of ours is the Girl Scout Cookies!
The process of selected breeding has not changed that much, but the mastery of skills and the finesse with which some strains have been combined and evolved to something better is close to art! For A breeder who has made his selection to create a new strain, his perfect blend while also making stable genetics takes decades of practice. Even with all that experience creating a masterpiece can still take years of hard work before it's perfected.
That's why we call them Master breeders, as they are a master of their craft; they have the patience and fortitude to create a new well-balanced hybrid, and we thank them for that!
Hybrid seeds have several benefits;
Let's say you would like to have a physical high but be able to maintain clarity; this does not come naturally. So breeders started to cross Indica and Sativa genetics, creating new hybrid cannabis strains.
Sativa is known for the mental high and having a calming effect when stressed out while maintaining clarity and focus. Well-known pure Sativa strains, for example, are;
The Indica genetics will give you a more physical high, increase dopamine levels and give you an overall feeling of relaxation. Well-known pure Indica strains, for example, are;
There are 4 blends possible:
Indica X Indica
Indica X Sativa = Indica Dominant Strain
Sativa X Indica = Sativa Dominant Strain
Sativa X Sativa
Some say five blends, but they include autoflowering. The big question is: is Autoflowering officially a hybrid, as this is a combination with a ruderalis strain? The jury is not yet unanimous about ruderalis being a species on its own, as it's somewhere in between Indica and Sativa.But thanks to its specific qualities, we now do have many autoflowering strains, so shout out to the Ruderalis, whatever you may be!
For whom are Hybrid cannabis strains?
Hybrid strains are also popular among those who want to experiment with different flavors and aromas; they can vary so much in terms of taste and smell that they offer a unique opportunity to explore the world of cannabis. A hybrid strain may have the relaxing effects of an Indica with the uplifting effects of a Sativa. This makes every hybrid strain unique and perfect for those who want to enjoy the benefits of two strains without having to choose one over the other.
How to grow Hybrid weed seeds?
Depending on the dominant strain, Hybrid marijuana strains would require specific conditions for starting the seeds throughout flowering time.
Pay close attention to the details or specifics of the growth and follow them closely.
The first step is germination,
we have several methods which you can find here. Follow the process for the specific dominant strain.
We would like to point out a few environmental conditions you have to optimize if you desire a good yield.
- Lighting considerations: It is important to note the kind of lighting and lighting changes your plant may require during the different stages of the growing period. While most plants require lots of light at the early stages, some others only require more light as they mature.
- Water/Humidity considerations: Your cannabis seed likes moisture. Ensure that the soil is not caked dry but also not soggy wet. Wet your plant evenly and avoid using heating mats or covering the plant with plastic nylon.
Water PH levels should be between 6 and 7.
Do not pour when watering. Rather, use a small cup and spray evenly until the pot is fully wetted.
- Nutritional considerations: Using nutritional additives is discouraged at this stage of your cultivation journey. Rather than look to artificial sources of vitamins and minerals, ensure good soil with the right PH level and good seeds. The plant should perform well with these two and under the right conditions.
Check out our Grow Guide for more detailed information on growing seeds.
The most popular hybrid strains of cannabis?
Our current most popular Hybrid Marijuana Seeds Are:
Borderline XTRM, the Borderliner is loved because of the high THC level, reaching 23% and up. It has a little below average flowering time, about a week less for people in a hurry. That's a lot.
Chronic Feminized Seeds, the Chronic is frequently purchased for its medicinal benefits, which many of our customers experience.
Cheese Feminized Seeds, Cheese is a classic and not just a popular hybrid, it has a medium to high yield, and makes great tops and dense buds.
AMS Supreme Feminized Seeds, AMS Supreme, another of our hybrid seeds, giving a relaxing body stone, has become a favorite amongst our loyal customers, praising the yield and potent THC.
Girl Scout Cookies Seeds, the Dutch-born (and we are proud of it) is an all-around classic the very Indica Dominant Girl Scout Cookies. This Cannabis Cup winner is a great stress reliever and is loved by many!
AMS Hybrid seeds and the Future
We started in 1996. Very early on, we started shipping to the USA and the rest of the world. Since then, we have never stopped. As legalization is growing, so is the online community. You just got to love the internet! It allows us to connect with fellow cannabis lovers worldwide from the comfort of our homes. We have met some great people online who have shared our passion, given us their suggestions, and planted seeds literally and figuratively. Together creating the evolution of cannabis strains. This cross-pollination (pun intended) will bring even more innovation to the world of hybrid cannabis seeds.
We can promise to continue contributing our expertise and knowledge to the community and do what we love, creating high-quality hybrid seeds! We are very serious about this; we willingly give so much love and care to our customers, breeders, and the community in general, our way of showing gratitude, appreciation, and respect for the cannabis plant. We dream about the endless possibilities when our beloved plant is finally accepted for the true wonder that she is and the miracles she can do and one day officially and legally will be allowed to do!
Check out our reviews, follow our growers on Grow Diaries, download our free grow guide, and follow us on Instagram, and you will see how committed we are!