Interview with a Breeder: Humboldt Seed Company

Interview with a Breeder: Humboldt Seed Company

Cannasseurs have long sought out and treasured cannabis genetics derived from Humboldt County – a county situated in the heart of Northern California’s legendary ‘Emerald Triangle’. For over 60 years this region has been one of the most important places in the world for cannabis breeding and propagation, and Humboldt cannabis is widely considered some of the finest in the world. The Humboldt Seed Company is one of the most reliable and environmentally responsible seed companies from this region. Their mission is to build upon the generations of cannabis breeding expertise that exists there to create the best possible cannabis seeds and clones, in the most sustainable way, to support home growers and commercial cultivators. We sat down with the founder and co-founder of the Humboldt Seed Company, Nathaniel Pennington and Ben Lind, to learn about their journey with cannabis – the highs, the lows and what’s to come… How did you both get into breeding cannabis? Ben Lind, Co-Founder & CAO: I watched my aunt and uncle when I was growing up. They would hand me a bag with seeds, and I understood, even as a young child, that this tiny, hard little seed is so important. My aunt and uncle saved seeds out of necessity. Back then there was no easy access to clones like we have today. My aunt would hide the seeds in the Amish cornfields up in the Appalachian Mountains. She would tuck them in between the corn plants. It was a pretty cool way…

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