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Hybrid Seeds


Cannabis, like other plants, either exists as a pure breed, or as a hybrid mix of strains. As the industry has commercialized, both pure strains and existing hybrids are continually mixed and remixed. These new plants are known as hybrids.

Hybrids are a man-made attempt at customizing plants with specific kinds of characteristics usually found in ruderalis, sativa, and Indica strains. Successful hybrids inherit the best qualities from their parents.

This is a beginner’s guide to understanding where hybrids come from.


Generally, there are four types of strains:

  1. Sativa x Sativa: Two different Sativa varieties are bred together.

  2. Indica x Indica: Two different Indica varieties are bred together.

  3. Sativa x Indica: A strain described this way is a hybrid with sativa-dominant characteristics. However, it has traits of both varieties of cannabis. It could be a tall plant with purple buds, for example.

  4. Indica x Sativa: This variety will have characteristics of both, but is indica-dominant.

In addition, auto-flowering hybrids are cultivars that have been mixed somewhere down the line with ruderalis genetics.

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