Ruderalis: New ruderal (‘wild’) Cannabis seeds
Three ruderal accessions are now with us at The Real Seed Company:
Crimean, an intermediate ruderal – domesticated type from the southern mountains of Crimea, on the coast of the Black Sea, as shown here in the photo.
Siberian, an intermediate ruderal – domesticated type from southern Siberia, near Kazakhstan.
And Kurgan, a markedly ruderal type from the southern Urals mountains.
All three are day-neutral (‘autoflowering‘). In the vernacular taxonomy, they’re known as Ruderalis.
These ‘wild’ or weedy populations are deep reservoirs of biodiversity. Their adaptive variations are essential for the future development of Cannabis. They’re essential for the collection of any serious breeder or collector.
Also new at the site is a Kazakh landrace from Jambyl, bordering Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. Further information and photos forthcoming…
Ruderalis: New ruderal (‘wild’) Cannabis seeds Three ruderal accessions are now with us at The Real Seed Company: Crimean, an intermediate ruderal – domesticated type from the southern
Genetics: Ruderal Siberian Cannabis
Sourcing: Russian Landrace Bureau, Chebarkul, Chelyabinsk, southern Russia
Latitude: 54° N
Harvest: August to September
Height: 1.5 to 3 metres
Aroma: Intense pine, sweet floral, citrus
Characteristics: Resinous, vigorous, hardy, autoflowering, small leaves, purple coloration, CBD
Grow Type: Outdoors, greenhouse, or indoors
This ruderal Siberian accession is a resinous, day-neutral (autoflowering) population direct from Chelyabinsk, close to Kazakhstan. This genepool neighbours some of the most ancient Asian centres of cannabis culture, namely the Central Asian steppe, once home to history’s original dope fiends, the Scythians.
These plants are something of a mystery. The theory among local people is that they may have originated in Kazakhstan. Several characteristics suggest they are descended from an imported hashish landrace: domesticate seed structure, intense resin, powerful aromas, and definite psychoactivity. Conceivably this population originated as a hybrid between an introduced Kazakh landrace and local Siberian ruderal populations.
Seeds are quite small, silver, and mottled, with somewhat elongated horseshoe bases on some specimens, all of which indicates the presence of ruderal (‘wild’) genetics. Cold-treating is advisable for best results.
CBD chemotypes are likely. Very fast flowering and hardy, these plants are well-suited for northern latitudes.
PLEASE NOTE: Seeds of ruderal Cannabis exhibit highly variable and uneven germination.
Seeds of this Siberian population: the mottled silver surface suggests ruderal genetics, as does the slight elongation and horseshoe shape of some bases
Ruderal Siberian cannabis seeds direct from an ancient centre of Asian cannabis culture near the borderlands of Kazakhstan