The History of Greenhouse Seed Company


As is often the case in the cannabis world, the story of Green House Seeds is inextricably linked to the story of its creator. That creator is none other than the famous Arjan Roskam, the self-proclaimed ‘king of cannabis,’. Together with his late brother Franco Loja, is responsible for creating one of the most illustrious seed banks in cannabis history. The History of Green House Seed Company It began in Thailand in the 1980s, when Arjan, then a young man, discovered cannabis and its countless benefits. With his pockets full of seeds, Arjan left Asia and returned to Amsterdam, where he started growing. In Amsterdam at that time, only fast-growing, short-flowering, high-yielding strains were being cultivated for the coffee shops. Arjan took the opposite approach and focused on exotic, slower flowering varieties with interesting characteristics, such as his legendary Haze. During this time, Arjan travelled extensively in South East Asia, Nepal, and Thailand, searching for the most fascinating and unusual strains. He wanted to bring them back to the Netherlands to continue his breeding and development of new genetics. He was particularly confident in the potential of these varieties and was sure that they would attract interest from coffee shops in his native capital. The Road to Success Initially, most coffee shops turned their backs on his sativas, considered too expensive and slow to produce flowers. But Arjan’s unerring confidence in the quality of his production meant that he did not give up. Since the coffee shops wouldn’t sell his genetics, he set up his own coffee shop, The Green House, in 1992. It was an immediate success, and the quality of the varieties he produced were widely recognised. In 1993 Arjan won first prize at the 6th Cannabis Cup. The following year, 1994, he won almost all the awards.…

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