The Real Seed Company specializes in landrace strains. We’re a group of collectors focused on authentic landraces from Asia, the original homeland of and its most crucial centre of biodiversity. We directly source landrace seeds from historic centres of cultivation such as the Hindu Kush, Lebanon, India, Nepal, and Thailand.
Since 2007, we’ve made our collection publicly available through our website. Landraces are an invaluable repository of biodiversity, and our ultimate goal is for these seeds to be preserved longterm and for any research findings based on them to be freely available to all.
We aim to provide the maximum possible transparency regarding any seeds listed. Where they are reproductions of the original accession or obtained indirectly, this is clearly stated in their description. We do not sell hybridized or feminized seed, and if any risk exists that a landrace may have been affected by modern hybrids this is ted. We believe this is essential to respect the plants, the farmers who’ve maintained them through decades of prohibition, and collectors who are motivated by a sincere passion for and its biodiversity.
Because the cultivation of sativa L. without a license is illegal in most countries, all seeds are sold in protective packaging which is well-suited to long-term storage through refrigeration, the best method to maintain these invaluable landraces for our emerging post-prohibition era.
We've also begun listing some of the heirloom, IBL, and hybrid strains that ship from our sister site, Kwik Seeds. There you can find classics like Deep Chunk and Cinderella 99, as well as worldwide shipping for our full landrace catalogue.
Stealth packaging is free of charge.
Current freebies with all orders are 12 Kumaoni landrace seeds and 5 Afghan Mix landrace seeds.