First of all, i would like to thank you to all of you (the regular and occasional user, old and new ones) for supporting our work in 2018, for your feedback (whether it is good or bad) and for posting in this room. The volume of info this room is reaching is getting encyclopedic and all this would be impossible without your contributions and inputs.
2018 has been one of the hardest working years at ACE Seeds, and our 2019 new releases are fruit of all this hard work and the assistance of some passionate friends and growers helping us to test some of our latest works.
Regarding our new releases for this year, we continue exploring and producing new pure sativa F1 hybrids and sativa dominant hybrids (which both are our speciality), bred using our best landrace parental plants from new landraces recently explored and elite parental plants from our classic and most highly worked stabilized/inbred hybrids. Paying special attention to the pure African landrace sativa F1 hybrids: Ethiopian x Malawi (available in both regular and feminized format) and Mauritius x Ethiopian (available only in regular format), to the Central American pure sativa F1 hybrids: Honduras x Panama (available in both regular and feminized format), our latests Haze x Honduras regular F1s (Green Honduras Haze and Purple Honduras Haze) and also sativa dom hybrids between Central American highly worked sativa hybrids like in Panama x Tikal feminized.
Despite all the vast work done on new breeding and R+D, we also continue improving and refining our classic strains, like it's the case with the improvement we have done over Nepal Jam in the last 5 years, which the result is the re stock of Nepal Jam standard in its F7-F8 breeding stage, new Nepal Jam Breeders Packs (both in regular and feminized format) and the new Nepal Jam feminized hybrids released this year: Honduras Breeze, Zamal Bliss (both sativa dom hybrids) and Red Sapphire (Malawi/PCK #47 x Nepal Jam F6), which is probably the best, most beautiful and complete sativa/indica hybrid we have bred in the latest years.
Our Breeders Packs 'family' also grows up this year with the addition of the new Golden Tiger Breeders Packs (available in regular and feminized format). Pakistan Chitral Kush regular Breeders Pack is also back in stock, this time also including offspring from the green PCK mother, line which was not included in the first release of PCK regular Breeders Pack.
By popular demand, our very successful Haze x Kali China and Thai Chi limited editions have been included permanently in our catalog from 2019 onwards.
To balance a bit the very sativa 2019 menu, we have also decided to release a pure indica: HashPlant, the father (well, the 'reversed mother') of Bubba Hash. HashPlant has been selfed to produce a faithful and stable offspring, very close the original HashPlant mother.
This year we have even released our first hemp strain, a pure landrace strain from Hokkaido Japan.
As you may know, we have started joint projects between ACE Seeds and Yo Sammy, member of the small group of growers in South Holland who have preserved the elite clones of Nevil’s Haze hybrids for almost 3 decades. We are super excited to have the chance to collaborate with him and to breed with these Dutch elite 'old school' Haze clones, which were the fundamental parentals used to breed the best Haze hybrids in History in the Netherlands of the 90s. Our priority with this collaboration will be to try to raise the bar of Sativa Haze breeding, by crossing these old elite Dutch Haze clones with elite parentals of our best and most worked sativa strains, rather than inbreeding the Dutch elite Haze hybrids by themselves. The first releases fruit of this collaboration are the new Malawi hybrids: Killer A5 Haze and Super Malawi Haze. We continue exploring new desirable combinations between the old school Dutch elite Hazes and our best incensey strains like in the recently produced hybrids Nevil's Haze x Panama, A5 Haze x Panama, or A5 Haze x Kali China, C5 Haze x Kali China and HashPlant Haze x Kali China, where the goal is to find more relevant terpene profiles, experimenting with different types of incense profiles by hybridising elite parental plants in this regard, rather than seek for extreme potency and extreme THC content like it was the case with the first Malawi hybrids. All these latest hybrids will be tested during 2019, as well as some of our new hybrids recently listed at the R+D section of our website.
All these latest new breeding projects, testings and refinements of ACE Seeds' classic strains are taking us lot of time and resources, but if you ask me, i would like to focus more in the upcoming months on the reproduction of old landraces not explored yet, which are waiting their turn in our preservation fridge to be reproduced. I also would like to finish the breeding of a new excellent rich CBD hybrid we have been working on for the last 2-3 years.
As you may also know, we offer cannabinoid and terpene analyses in most of our strain descriptions (we are working to make more analyses to those strains which have not been analyzed yet).
From 2019 onwards, we type the terpene profile in text in the strain descriptions to ease the users the understanding of the different graphics of the analyses, so all the info regarding the terpene profiles of our strains can be also compared in a easier and more efficient way.
From this year we are also starting to include Phylos' genetic analyses into our strain descriptions, so i think we are the first marijuana seedbank in the world offering publicly legit and real cannabinoid, terpene and genetic analyses of our strains. The Phylos genetic analyses are done with the aim to understand better the lines and parental plants we used to breed our seeds, as an excercise of transparency towards our customers so they can also check by analyzing their plants coming from our seeds the genetic relationships with our lines and parental plants.
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We hope you enjoy exploring our 2019 new releases!
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