Elev8 Seeds is a Canadian seed bank which was created with a clear mission:
"...to provide the best genetics in seed form to those that know the value of world-class genetics."
Elev8 Seeds only retains marijuana strains that are definite "keepers", rejecting anything they deem second rate. It has a clear three-fold breeding strategy that enables them to produce the highest quality seed strains:
- To preserve and breed for sale seeds from classic strains which are vulnerable to genetic deterioration or otherwise being lost to history. To this end Elev8 Seeds sources the very best examples from its network of breeder contacts and back-crosses them through 5 generations in order to retain, and even improve, genetic quality. Thus the superior genetics of clone-only strains such as Sour Diesel or UK Cheese can be maintained and even improved upon by a thorough and careful selection process using the best male plants and phenotypes.
- To follow this principle with regards to modern amateur grower-produced clone-only strains, such as Bruce Banner, in order to preserve them for posterity. Informing the pursuit of this principle is the fact that both Sour Diesel and UK Cheese were originally discovered by amateur growers.
- To create new weed strains from currently available elite genetics. Mediocre or average strains are rejected in favour of truly elite genetics which are sought out especially for specific breeding programmes. Any progeny that does not satisfy Elev8's high expectations are firmly rejected never to be released for sale. Only those that excel in terms of effect, potency, taste, smell and bag appeal will join the Elev8 Seeds' range.
The varied selection includes both feminised and regular seed strains and also features the high-CD strain Harlequin.
Having been amateur growers themselves at one time the breeders are fully aware of how much effort goes into producing a really good crop and for that reason they do their utmost to provide the superior genetics necessary to realise the goal of every grower - great weed.