Originally Posted by MJPassion
Out of curiosity...
Where, in Lebanon, were the landrace seeds originally collected?
Seeds were collected by an israeli friend (Grassman) in Israel almost 20 years ago from lebanese weed imported to the country by the bedouins.
Grassman shared different batches of the lebanese seeds between a few spanish growers. Another friend (Ras Pablo) was the first person to explore in detail the line more than 10 years ago. He found interesting and sexually firm P1 lebanese females but they were hard to keep in the mother room in long term due to their semi autoflowering tendencies. He managed to select 3 P1 males from 3 different seed batches and pollinate the P1 females to produce different P2 lebanese seed lines (each on with a different male).
Around 2 years ago Ras Pablo gave me all his P2 lebanese seed lines as the seeds were getting too old. I promised to do my best to preserve and reproduce the line. We grew all the P2 seeds produced by Ras Pablo, around 100 seeds) which 83 germinated, and end up producing 65 healthy seedlings. 40 plants sexed as males and 25 were females. The main difficulties experienced in the P2 breeding stage were the high hermie rates (around 75 %), the semi autoflowering traits of the strain and to be able find the best expressions regarding psycho activity and best floral traits.
Finally 8 sexually firm, vigorous, high yielding, resinous and aromatic males were selected for the reproduction, to open pollinate all the females. 4 sexually firm females standed out due to the quality of their terpenes, yield, resin production and effects.
P3 offspring coming from these 4 best P2 females were grown outdoors last season confirming the hermie tendencies in the strain have been lowered down drastically and that the best floral traits of the line have been fixed, therefore we have finally decided to release the lebanese this year in its P3 generation.
Hope it helps with your doubts.