right on yall… we thank you all for the support and love. Mom says the shotguns were also for protection from wild hogs which could be very dangerous.
Most folks tend to overlook or forget, that for every Nevil, Sam the Skunkman,or Soma out there that you hear about, there were at least 10 other motherfuckers in the shadows. The outlaws. the ones who secretly built this industry.
We waited over 50 years until we became legal, to share the photos and our story. Since y’all are intrested, I will tell you some more.
I fully and completely comprehend the gravity of what I am about to tell you and I am aware that our story will amend the current accepted history of cannabis breeding and development in the Western hemisphere.
Let me me Crystal Clear: Absolutely no one in our family has the audacity to presume that we were the originators of anything. However, we are sure the family was part of the class of original pioneers. We at Deep Ellum are all extraordinarily grateful to all the people who helped to make this industry what it is today. No one contribution is greater than another. We all do our part; even being on this cannabis-orientated website is helping the cause. The Deep Ellum family is not unique or special. We are, however, damn proud of what we have done for cannabis.
I will list only facts that are verifiable; its up to you if you want to choose to speculate on possible conclusions.
all these photos that I have shared can be verified to date to a time before recorded breeding took place in California. Before Haze and before Skunk#1.
Dad spent the 1960’s creating strain of seedless weed. I am NOT going to go so far as to say that he created “seedless weed” in the Western sense of the term, I am only pointing out the facts and you can choose to come to your own conclusions. The fact is, all the historical literature and accepted history says seedless weed appeared in the west, in California, quote: “in the 70’s”. Dad was selectively breeding for seedless weed in Texas in the 1960’s… Back then seedless was not like nowadays. By “seedless”, we mean he was breeding for a landrace hybrid that didn’t hermie.
Back then, growing seedless weed wasnt solely about pulling males, lol. Even if you knew to pull males, your remaining fems would hermie and seed your field. Realize at that time, everything was pure landraces. Those plants had been grown in one place for thousands of years… for example, in an isolated valley in Sinaloa . Suddely that strain is grown in a plot in Dallas, Texas. It didnt immediately adapt to a new climate and would hermie.
If you ever grown a pure untouched landrace, like a Thai or Durban, u will know what i mean. Also the climate in Dallas didnt help either; Dallas has strange and often unpredictable weather… It took several generations to acclimatize these equatorial sativas and landraces they had. It took years of trial and error to be able to combine the strains while also breeding out hermie traits. So, because of folks like Dad, plants nowadays only hermie if they are stressed.
The Quintero Brothers called our super-pot: “sinsemilla”. We supplied seeds for their record-setting El Bufalo grow operation, up until it was raided in 1984.
Rex Cauble would ferry seeds down to Rafael, and ferry back our money to the states. Ours was the only endeavor of the Guadalajara Cartel where money would go the opposite direction: back the States. Its overwhelmingly humbling to me to know that our seeds fueled the “sinse” craze of the 1970’s and early 80’s. Rafa’s record-setting grow was recently dramatized in the Netflx series, Narcos Mexico.
Dad and the family went on a road trip to California and spread seeds and knowledge to the people they met. The first trip as 1968. We dont know what, if anything, came of that. However, it is a fact that shortly after our visit, the first verifiable accounts of California breeding began to take place.
From 1968 to 1972, two or Dad’s buddies, vets named Blake Chitwood and “Ralph”, traveled Europe and Asia. We asked them to collect seeds and so they collected everything that they could get their hands on and sent them back us in Dallas. This is how we acquired indica genetics.
Dad sent his partner, David King to Holland and traded seeds for hash in 1973… David gave the Dutch a fuck-ton of our seeds in exchange for some hash bricks. Again, we dont know what, if anything came of that seed drop either. But we are tying to track down who he traded the seeds to exactly. We just know he gave seeds to the Dutch at least a year before Sam and 4 years before Nevil (RIP). It is very likely, given the fact everyone was underground and so isolated, that someone else could have brought American seeds to Holland before we did, and nobody knows about it. We are NOT at all claiming to be the first to give the Dutch genetics from America; Im just tellling you what we did, and when we did it.
The Dallas outdoor operation ran from 1966 to 1987 in an un-developed area off of Sandy Lake road. In the 1970’s, the Sandy Lake property became pretty much strictly for flower production, while nearly all breeding was relegated to a big-ass backyard of a house, next to Love Field Airport. Neighbors didnt know what weed looked like, hardly nobody did, so there was never any issue. In 1987, the family moved indoors. The indoor revolution happened and the need for seed grew, we made more seeds for the community. Dr. Dank grew up and took the reins and by 1999, the current label of Deep Ellum Seeds came to be…from that point, we only sold seeds locally, until 2008, we dropped the Black, Matt at BC Bud Depot stole it, and we went back underground until we moved to Colorado. our official re-launch was in April of this year. So although we been doing this a long time, we are very new to public scene.
Since we are legal and can now talk openly, Dr. Dank’s mother is writing a book… She has been contacting anyone who was around during the outlaw days, and every day we get more crazy info…these old outlaws were the real deal. it’s a trip, man.
The remaining crew that are still alive and not locked up, are 70+ years old each, but they are respected people, doctors, professionals, etc… and they can corroborate our story. The photos we are unearthing are fucking unreal.
Here is a photo of a Dallas crop. This is the super sinsemillia strain, that we supplied Rafa with. Notice how uniform and short they are…
At the time when this photo was verified as being developed, there is no other verifiable record of deliberate hybridzation taking place anywhere in the Western hemisphere. This photo was taken in Dallas, Texas and not out in California or Oregon. No disrspect to Cali… what they did later on in the emerald triangle and other places was the next crucial step towards modern weed. we all owe those cali growers a debt of gratitude… But the next time some conceited young prick says to me that Cali was first, I have the evidence to tell him to fuck off, lol.
This is lot to process,believe me I know, lol… For the past week i havent been in a total state of shock. I thought I had firm grasp of the history of Cannabis in the West but i was wrong… Everything his mother says and everything that those old outlaws tell me is jaw-dropping… the things they told me blew my mind. more to come, thanks for looking and thank you for the support. Its not easy to go legal after so long; we all appreciate the love and encouragement, more than you will ever know…