This is my opinion and my experiences may not reflect others but here is my two cents on the current breeding scene in Canada.
Honestly there isn’t alot of real breeders in Canada these days.
Before Emery got busted there were a lot of great breeders but most either sold there company, went overseas or just packed up shop and called it a day when all the heat came down from Emerys bust.
Now there are a lot of really bad closet breeders in Canada. Pollen checkers at best.
Most taking two similar polyhybrid type things that are hot in the US and crossing them together.
Here’s my list of the true:
-Big buddy seeds
-White buffalo seed collective
-House of the great gardener
-Reeferman now known as Scott family farms
-sacred cut seeds
Honorable mentions and up and comers to look out for:
-Lucky 13. Dude has some fun stuff in his catalog like a few old inbred lines such as herijuana and an old Skunk from 1985. His Roadkill og is nice.
Does a few "recreations"of famous strains I don’t care for as they will not be close to what they are advertised as imo.
This dude is one to watch for but kind of keeps a low profile.
Uses some rare old Canadian outdoor heirlooms and makes some great outdoor strains.
Also does a bunch of stuff with more landrace kind of strains. Afghan and Pakistani hashplant kind of stuff.
Hard to find his gear.
-Joey weed. Been around for forever. F2s of classic strains. Pretty popular and has a loyal following
-beanhoarder. Breeder on hempdepot.ca that makes f2s of popular strains as well as some cool hybrids.
Alot of this stock is old but is pretty cheap and h
there definitely are treasures to be found In his stuff.
You honestly can’t go wrong with any of these choices. All very experienced breeders who actually make proper selections and are doing directional based true breeding
-Here are a few more reputable breeders I advise to avoid based on my own experiences or friends of mine who have had negative experiences.
-Jordan of the Islands was left off the main list as I don’t believe it’s the same guy who used to run the company. The real Jordan got busted in the lat 2000s and lost all his mothers (God Bud, Blueberry, chemo amongst others) and his genetics haven’t been the same since and have steadily gone down hill.
Now a days seems like they are doing straight pollen chucks with single packs from hype breeders.
Also visioncreator deserves a mention for his work with the red Congolese and special k he bred amongst a few other fantastic strains however he is a Junkie and ripped me and a bunch of other people off for a lot of money so be weary if ever dealing with this fella.
Bc Bud depot. These guys are selective scammers and your odds of getting your seeds if you order from them is a gamble at best. Lots of reports of Germination issues.
-Old school breeders association.
Stole reefermans company from him and all or most of their strains are fakes.
Ripped a lot of people off.
Hope this us helpful for some