About Us section provides information on the Paradise Seeds company. Visit this page to discover our history and find a map to our Amsterdam shop.
Our shop in Amsterdam
Who we are
As the founder of Paradise Seeds, I have always been highly involved in the breeding of our beloved cannabis varieties. Since we started growing cannabis in the early 1980’s, it has always been our aim to select the very best genetics. This has resulted in a solid strain base which is the cornerstone of work. Only selecting and crossing the most potent cannabis (marijuana) plants with the finest, sweet taste has led to the creation of the powerful connoisseur strains we offer today. The quality you get with our cannabis seeds is that of the finest cannabis currently available on the market.
We are in the privileged position of having a great test ground in Europe. Here, we can test and select the best genetics the plant world has to offer. If you have some unique and/or mind-blowing genetics of your own that you would like to share with us, you can send seeds or clones to our office in Holland. We would be honoured to test them! Indeed, we may use them in our future breeding projects so that your genetics can find their way to other cannabis growers around the world.
How we work
Our cannabis seeds are organically produced and contain all the necessary trace elements for a good start. We work with strict criteria regarding the pollination of our plants. Our pollination rooms are secure so that no stray pollen from other male plants can find their way into our select stock. Pollen filters are used in all our grow rooms. As the moment of pollination is very important, we carefully schedule all pollinations to prevent seeds of inferior quality. After the production of seeds, we select only the best seeds by hand, and leave out the premature and non-fertile ones. We then test these seeds on viability and germination. This way we can guarantee you will always get fresh, living seeds that are sure to grow top-quality plants.
Paradise Seeds guarantees a 95% germination rate, if the growing conditions are right. See our cannabis grow info page to read about the best conditions to germinate cannabis seeds.
About the quality of our cannabis seeds
The cannabis seeds you get from Paradise are the real deal! They will produce the exact same quality strains you can read about in our descriptions and see in our photos for that specific variety. We don’t sell second-best. Some people believe that the cannabis seeds they buy are not originals. This may be true of some seed vendors who sell copies of renowned strains. But you can be assured that from us, you will receive genuine seeds that are the very same we have used to win numerous cannabis cups over the years!
More then 25 cups have been won by Paradise Seeds in several cannabis cups since 1999, as well as some honourable mentions, such as Plant of the Year 2003 for Sensi Star (High Times magazine). This is why we proudly state that from our seeds you can obtain end products of the finest potency, taste and quality. Cannabis cups are not the only proof of this – so are the hundreds of customer reports we receive each year that speaking highly of our cannabis strains.
Most of our varieties are strong, vigorous F1 cannabis hybrids, the result of crossing stable strains. These strains are developed to grow indoors, except for Sweet-purple, which was produced especially to grow outdoors in colder and humid regions. However, listening to the experience of many cannabis (marijuana) growers, we know they also perform great indoors or in a greenhouse. The other varieties can be grown outdoors in milder, sunnier regions, like France, Italy or Spain. In the varieties descriptions you can read the approximate harvest time when grown under the sun.
Delta(9)tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the main active ingredient of cannabis which provides the pleasant mind and body sensation described as a “high” or “buzz”. The higher the level of THC in a plant, the stronger its active effect. The given THC percentages are estimations. Since the plants are never grown under exactly the same conditions, the THC percentage can differ even in the same strains, but should always range between the given estimations for that particular strain. The highest THC percentage can be achieved from plants grown in optimum conditions.
Also the size/shape of the buds and the yield can vary from time to time. The aroma and taste are also subject to change, all depending largely on the growing conditions. If the grower tends the garden with love and dedication, he or she will harvest fruity, tasty top-quality buds.
Medicinal cannabis seeds
Paradise Seeds’ varieties are qualified for medicinal use. Our cannabis (marijuana) varieties are able to help relieve pain and suffering, reduce nausea, induce appetite and treat a range of other ailments for people who require medical marijuana. For many people, marijuana is essential to making life bearable. Unfortunately, in most countries cultivation of cannabis plants, even for medicinal use, is still prohibited.
After 12 years of growing, testing and experimenting with many different cannabis varieties, Paradise Seeds was founded in 1994. About 25 years ago in Amsterdam, many coffeeshops started to sell imported hash from India Afghanistan or Morocco and weed from Thailand, Columbia, Mexico or Malawi. Most of this was of poor quality. But things were changing, new types were introduced from the U.S that were early crossbreeds of already higher quality. Since then we got involved in the early research for better quality strains. This took place in Amsterdam and at several outdoor locations in Holland. Our aim was to create better weed, with a sweet / spicy taste and stronger high, for our own use.
This resulted in several new varieties and the cannabis seeds were given to a number of people to grow. Due to early pioneers such as ourselves, Dutch cannabis became the best in the world and growing got evermore popular. Also many foreign people realised Dutch cannabis was of the highest quality. They took seeds home, to grow for personal use. At that time our seeds found their way to the people at a local coffeeshop in Amsterdam.
The demand increased and what started as research and experiments for personal knowledge and dedication to the Ganja bush, had become ‘Paradise Seeds’, a reputable seed bank, for growers that demand only genuine and finest quality cannabis seeds, marijuana seeds.