Hokkaido Japan Hemp is a stable hemp strain from the northern island of Hokkaido in Japan where cannabis plants have been cultivated for fibre for at least 2000 years. In fact the Japanese tradition of hemp use has been scientifically authenticated to date back at least 10,000 years. Cannabinoid production is at low levels.
Following a new trade deal between Japan and France whereby European hemp stock with less than 0.2% THC will be introduced, Ace Seeds has taken the decision to make this native variety available to collectors, preservationists and to breeders.
Hokkaido Japan Hemp's structure is distinctly reminiscent of Ace Seeds' China Yunnan indica pheno although it is more vigorous, has more branching with longer inter-nodes and much darker leaves. It is a 50/50 indica/sativa strain and can be grown very successfully indoors as well as in its natural outdoor environment. Flowering commences outdoors shortly after the summer solstice and is over in a 6 - 8 week period for August/ear;y September harvests in northern latitudes. Its flowers resemble spiky landrace sativa blooms with few trichomes.
It has an average resistance to spider mite, more so in the case of white fly but has high resistance to powdery mildew, botrytis, extremes of hot and cold weather with its limits of suitability for outdoor cultivation being between 0° - 50° N and S.
THC levels are between 0.6 - 1% while CBD is also low at less than 0.6%. Terpene production is also low with a little alpha-pinene being produced.
Yields are average and cannabinoid production low with
About Ace Seeds
Based in Spain, Ace Seeds are dedicated to conservation. By cultivating unique and pure genetics, Ace attempt to counter the depression that some strains suffer.
Ace Seeds list elimination of natural habitats, war, disappearing ancestral cultures, genetic contamination, globalisation and laws prohibiting research as factors for the disappearance of pure strains. By using their extensive global ‘library’ of Sativa strains, Ace Seeds aims to preserve the highest quality of genetics possible.
Ace Seeds was born as a group of breeders and cannabis lovers dedicated to the preservation and study of landrace strains from all around the world. They started to distribute seeds as an established seed company in 2004-2005.
Ace Seeds are keen to improve the lack of genetic diversity and stop the depression that cannabis strains have been suffering for decades, by offering different and innovative genetics based on landrace preservation projects and on the development of new hybrids coming from these preservation studies with landraces.
Ace Seeds are specialized in sativa strains. In the past decade, they have offered sativa genetics from Brazil, Colombia, Panama, Guatemala, Mexico, Angola, Malawi, Senegal, Congo, Lesotho, Reunion Island, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Philippines, just to name a few. They have also worked with landrace indicas from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Mongolia and China.
The classic strains at Ace Seeds have been bred from the base: the landraces. First, they start preservation projects with original and high quality landraces, reproducing all the landrace strains them for the future. Then, they study and refine these unique landrace types, improving their best traits through selections of the best parental plants. Finally, they combine the best traits from different landraces into more vigorous, powerful and adaptable hybrids. Most of these hybrids are also stabilized using wide and healthy populations over several generations.
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