Following up on the discussion of 80's Story of Nevil's The Seed Bank:
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The Seed Bank
The Seed Bank celebrates 6 years in business. As the only legal, tax-paying cannabis seed company in the world, we will be here to serve you into the next century and beyond. Due to the unique legal climate here in Holland and our status as a legal company, we are able to breed and sell cannabis seeds without any fear of repression by the authorities. Our full-time staff is working constantly to bring you the finest pure strains and hybrids. We are available on the phone every business day to answer your questions and help you with your problems. No other seed Company can offer you this combination of top seeds and top service. When you invest in seeds from The Seed Bank, you invest in your own future as a grower.
Despite advise to the contrary we have decided to release more and more of our pure strains to our customers. Having realized that customers have been faithful to us over the years we have decided to get as many strains as possible out there. We are proud to announce that after 8 generations of selective breeding we are now able to reproduce our Northern Lights #5 from seed. This is the breakthrough indoor and outdoor growers have been waiting for for a long time. This current outdoor season will be devoted to mass-producing Northern Lights #5 seeds for the 1991 season. As a breeder I consider this to be my greatest achievement yet. Look out for this one, it will change the world.
To help you decide which varieties will suit you best, we have included a brief summary of indoor or outdoor test data for almost every variety. These data summaries are based on seedlings that were grown to full maturity. For indoor cuttings, the yield will generally be less, as a much smaller plant is usually grown. Of course, yield is dependent on the grower and the growing method, as well as the variety. The data Summaries are therefore only guidelines, not guaranteed results.
Northern Lights #5 x Skunk #1 F-1 Hybrid
This was the plant at the year in '88. and it still brings in rave reviews from our customers One of the best Skunk #1 hybrids ever, it continues to be one of the most reliable indoor varieties that we have ever produced. Excellent hybrid vigor and yield make this one a snap to grow, also good for small growth chamber use. Taste and high are similar to Skunk #1, a rich sweet pungency, but with more resin and better yield. An absolute must for beginners or experts. High calyx-to-leaf ratio you can almost throw the scissors away as very little manicure is required. If this wasn’t enough. this hybrid also works superbly outdoors as well.
• Height at 100 days: 50–85 inches
Flowaling period at 12 hours of darkness 45-55 days
• Yield at 100days. up to 115 grams
• Height 6-8 ft.
• Finishing date at 40* N Oct 1
• Yield up to 1 1/2 pound
Northern Lights #5 x Haze F-1 Hybrid
Due to tremendous customer demand, we have spent years searching for a superb Sativa/Indica hybrid that is suited for indoor growing, but still retains the unique Saliva qualities in the high. The Haze x NL#5 hybrid is the result of this search.
Haze is a late Sativa from America, widely agreed by experts to be the best pot in the world. Very popular in the 70’s, it nearly became extinct in recent years as as growers switched to easier varieties. We managed to salvage a few viable seeds from the last crop grown in the US, and we have used them to prooduce this remarkable hybrid. Haze is known for an extreme, almost psychedelic spaciness. The high is brilliant, up and soaring, both powerful and subtle. The fragrance is complex and deep, with a dry flowery perfume over a base of dark, leathery animal tones. In this hybrid, it adds depth and complexity to the taste, as well as producing a unique high. Due to the radically Sativa nature of Haze, this hybrid tends to really stretch in height during the flowering period. Therefore, it must be flowered when very small, and be given plenty of light. The 9-10 week flowering period is well compensated with an exellent yield.
A note of warning: Adverse effects have been known to occur among inexperienced smokers particularly when combined with alcohol.Side effects may include nausea, dizzyness, fainting, and loss of bowel and bladder control. Extreme introspective behavior is considered normal.
We developed this hybrid specifically for indoor growing, but it will work superbly outdoors in Southern California, Florida and Hawaii.
• Height at 100 days: 60-72 inches
• Flowering period at 12 hours of darkness 65-75 days
• Yield at 100 days: up to 150 grams
Chi P Variabilis
This is a 'grab bag" of seeds, not a variety. These seeds could be almost anything remnants, test batches, indoor. outdoor. Sativa. etc. These seeds are made available specifically for the purpose of testing our shipping facilities Dent expect to find our best seeds in these batches, but expect delivery.
Price: $15 (1 pack per Order maximum)
A 3-way hybrid containing Early Pearl, Skunk #1 and Northern Lights #5. This hybrid is quicker and sweeter than the Northern Lights #5 and the NL #5/Skunk hybrid. An indoor/Outdoor plant with the main emphasis being on yield and taste. Will grow outdoors throughout the whole of the US with an above average yield. Silver Pearl is the mother of last years harvest festival winner. Plants exhibit frosted resinous characteristics of the Northern Lights #5 and the sweetness and calyx-to-leaf ratio of the Early Pearl/Skunk.
• Height at 100 days 3-4 ft
• Flowering period at 12 hours of darkness 45-50 days
• Yield at 100 days: up 10 100 grams
• Height 6-8 ft
• Finishing date at 40° N. Sept 15
• Yield. up to 1 1/2 pound
Silver Pearl x Haze
Winner of the '89 High Times Harvest Festival, A similar hybrid to Haze x NL#5 but leans a little more to the sativa side. The EP SK#1.NL#5 mother is a quicker, sweeter, taster plant than the Northern Lights #5.It has ihnerited the resin from the NL#5, the high calyx-to-leaf ratio from Skunk #1 and the sweetness from Early Pearl. This hybrid is more variable than the Haze x NL#5 but has the potential to produce even better quality. Yield will be a little less than the Haze x NL # 5, height and flowering time will be similar.
• Height at 100 days: 60-72 inches
• Flowering period at 12 hours of darkne. 65-75 days
• Yield at 100 days, up to 125 grams
G-13 x Hash Plant F-1 Hybrid
G-13 is an outstanding, pure Indica cutting reputedly discovered by the government research program in Mississippi. Widely grown as a commercial indoor plant in the US. G-13 has proven to be one of the best breeding plants in our collection. When crossed with Hash Plant it produces one of the best, indoor hybrids that we have tested. It has the marvelous potency and quick finish of Hash Plant. plus more vigor and better yield. The buds are beautifully solid and resinous. with a ‘double Indica’ hashish taste and aroma. An excellent choice for the ‘small plant’ or 'sea of green methods, as the individual plants are very compact.
Height at 100 days: 36-50 inches
• Flowering period at 12 hours of darkness. 45 days
• Yield at 100 days. up to 100 grams
G-13 x Northern Lights #2 F-1 Hybrid
We also crossed G-13 with NL #2, and this hybrid really ‘fizzed’ producing an excellent yield of fat, sweet buds. The pungent sweetness of NL#2 really came through in this blend, adding a touch of fruitiness to the full-bodied Indica aroma. It has a somewhat longer flowering period, but a heavier yield as weIl. A top commercial plant, it can be flowered when very small with good results. Superb resin and potency, the high is very bright for an Indica hybrid.
• Height at 100 days: 40.60 inches
• Flowering period at 12 hours of darkness: 50-55 days
• Yield at 100 days up to 125 grams
Hash Plant Pure
After years of inbreeding and testing, we have decided to offer our famous Hash Plant as a pure variety. The pure Hash Plant differs from the Hash Plant x Northern Lights #1 F-1 hybrid in that it is an inbred strain, possessing the wonderful Indica taste and high of the original cutting. The yield and vigor will be less than the hybrid under most conditions, but the quality will be even better. This is the one to get if you are true Indica connoisseur or a serious breeder. You can expect very fast indoor finish, copious resin, and a flat-top bud structure.
• Height at 100 days: 36 inches
• Flowering period at 12 hours of darkness: 40 days
• Yield at 100 days. UP to 70 grams
Hash Plant x Northern Lights #1 F-1 Hybrid
One of the most famous indoor cuttings horn the Northwest USA. Hash Plant is named for its hashy tasting, highly resinous buds. When crossed to our best NL #1, it produced some of the strongest specimens that I have over smoked. Here in Holland, even experienced smokers have had trouble finishing a joint of Hash Plant/NL#1. This hybrid has abundant resin, very fast finish, and a pleasantly narcotic high. It is easy to clone and most of the seedlings tend to grow to a single bud.
• Height at 100days: 36-50 inches
• Flowering period at 12 hours of darkness 40-45 days
• Yield at 100 days, up to 85 grams
This plant is especially developed for Skunk lovers. We have crossed our test Skunks to their Afghani ancestors. Watch out for this one, the smell is a dead give-away. Brush against this plant and the room becomes immediately filled with a powerful Skunk aroma. Despite the smell a very pleasant high with a little more body to it than the Skunk #1.
• Height at 100 days: 4-5 ft.
• Flowering period at 12 hours of darkness: 45-50 days
• Yield at 100 days: up to 100 grams
• Height:7-9 it.
• Finishing date at 40’ N. Oct. 1
• Yield: up to 1 pound
This heavy yielding variety is named for its penetrating Inca fragrance not exactly like Garlic, but almost as strong. You won’t have garlic breath after smoking this one, so don’t worry, but you will get stoned. We gave this one a B+ for taste and Potency, an excellent score for such a heavy yielder. Superior indoor performance, top commercial possibilities.
• Height a1100 days: 40-60 inches
• Flowering period at 12 hours of darkness. 50-55 days
• Yield at 102 days up to 125 grams
Northern Lights 5 x 2 F-1 Hybrid
This F-1 hybrid between the resin champ NL#5 and the wonderful NL #2 has made many indoor growers very happy. The plants are short, stocky. vigorous and high-yielding, truly one of the best all-around indoor plants in our collection. It has a nice juniper berry taste along with abundant resin and a great high.
• Height at 100 days: 36-48 inches
• Flowering period at 12 hours of darkness 50 days
• Yield at 100 days: up to 125 grams
Northern Lights #1 F-3
We have continued to inbreed and improve our Northern Lights # 1. We can now say with confidence that this is one of the purest, most potent, most extreme lndica varieties in the world. It has extremely broad, dark green webbed leaves, a compact single stem growth pattern, dense internodes, and abundant resin. This is a real ‘textbook’ lndica, with a classic, astounding lndica high to match. As an inbred variety the vigor and yield will usually be less than with a good hybrid, but for collectors, connoisseurs and breeders thisvariety is essential. Highly adapted for indoor growing, but also has good outdoor and greenhouse performance. A long season is required outdoors, but the indoor flowering period is only 6 weeks.
• Height at 1 00 days: 35-45 inches
• Flowering period at 1 2 hours of darkness… 40-45 days
• Yield at 1 00 days: up to 1 00 grams
Northern Lights #2 F-3
The progress in the N L # 2 line has been tremendous this year. The backcrossing and inbreeding has now produced an F-3 of remarkably pure Hindu Kush phenotype, with just a hint of sweet piney Sativa mixed with the rich Kush pungency. We find the NL#2 to have surprising vigor for an inbred line, the quality is unsurpassed. It has become one of our favorite smokes, every generation is a new delight.Wonderfully potent, but usually not devastating, the bright Sativa notes also come through in the high. An absolute must for the connoisseur or the collector. Adapted for quick indoor flowering, but also does well outdoors with a long season.
• Height at 1 00 days: 45-55 inches
• Flowering period at 1 2 hours of darkness: 45 days
• Yield at 1 00 days: up to 1 00 grams
Original Afghan Mix
This seed line comes directly from the collection of the late ‘Maple Leaf’ Wilson, reputedly one of the first collectors of true Afghan seeds. He was called ‘Maple Leaf’ because he grew some of the first lndicas that had been seen in America, and their broad leaves could only be compared to maple leaves. Our Afghan Mix was propagated from his original Afghan stock, completely unselected, therefore possessing all the variety that existed in the original gene pool. Due to the extreme variation that exists between the seedlings, this mix is recommended for serious breeders and collectors only. Sold in special breeder’s pack of 50 seeds.
Price: $1 50
This F-1 hybrid is a cross between Skunk#1 and the world-famous Big Bud. For sheer yield and hybrid vigor, this is the best yet. Huge buds, excellent resin, taste and high. Somewhat variable, approximately 1 in 4 females will be an extreme heavy yielder, with the longer-flowering plants giving the biggest yields. Also works well outdoors with a long season.
• Height at 100 days. 40-60 inches
• Yield at 100 days: up to 150 grams
• Flowering period at 12 hours of darkness: 45-65 days