Published: November 9th, 2018
Thanks to rapidly changing global legislation, cannabis cultivation is becoming far more accessible. With a newfound love for marijuana growing, many individuals desire top-of-the-range seeds. After all, quality seeds have tested germination rates and produce a better end product. Knowing who provides the best seeds in the business removes the need to spend hours researching trusted seed producers. Instead, your enjoyment can be put into smoking some of the best marijuana on the market.
Using the number of units sold as an indication of popularity, we have put together ten of the best seedbanks out there. As a bonus, we have also included each seedbank’s best-selling line.
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Sensi Seeds has been an essential member of the cannabis cultivation game since 1985. With over 30 years experience, delivering market-leading seeds is just another day for them. Their total range boasts over 500 varieties—an incredible amount of weed. You may have even seen the team at Sensi Seeds out and about; they regularly attend and host the Cannabis Culture Awards.
Knowing the level of expertise they possess, it comes as no surprise that Super Skunk, their most popular seed, is also an award-winner. Gaining instant renown, Super Skunk won the mostly-Indica Cannabis Cup upon its debut.
The approach Dutch Passion takes to ensure the quality of every seed they produce should be seen as a minimum standard among seed producers. If the company you are looking at doesn't make sure all varieties pass strict tests, guaranteeing ease of growth or heavy yields, walk away. Instead, choose Dutch Passion because that’s precisely what they do.
With over 50 Cannabis Cup awards under their belt, their best-selling seed Frisian Dew is the result of years of testing and tweaking. Perfected over 20 years, she is about as close as you can get to a genetically perfect indica/sativa hybrid.
Priding themselves on the quality of their customer service, Kannabia Seed Co. stands out for many reasons. Not least of all because of their dedication to giving customers as much information about their seeds as possible. If the incredibly detailed descriptions that accompany each strain aren’t enough to tempt growers, Kannabia can be contacted directly to answer any questions you might have.
Bursting with sweet flavours and deep purple flowers, their best-seller Purple Kush is an indica-dominant hybrid. Thriving in outdoor conditions, her yields are guaranteed to leave growers wide-eyed with excitement—over 800g/plant is possible!
We don’t want to compare who has the most Cannabis Cup awards, but if we did, Green House Seed Co. would be a formidable contender for first place. 40 High Times Cup awards and 17 Highlife Cup awards make for a very impressive and incredibly large trophy cabinet. Their widespread recognition is not without good reason. Green House Seeds has been collecting genetics for over 25 years.
The name of their best-selling strain seems quite fitting. Super Bud is just that, supersized in nearly every regard. Potent THC content, explosive yields, and big, bushy branches. If you choose Super Bud, make sure you have the space to accommodate this sprawling beauty.
Despite being newer to the market than several of the previously mentioned seedbanks, Pyramid Seeds has gained a considerable following in a short space of time. They are highly regarded for offering high-quality genetics in both feminized and autoflowering varieties. Autoflowering strains can remove a lot of the complications with growing cannabis and make it easier for those with restricted growing environments.
As such, a prime autoflowering strain, Auto Anubis, is their best-selling seed. Taking just 10 weeks from seed to harvest, it isn't difficult to see why Auto Anubis is so popular. Who wouldn’t want superior-quality weed in half the time of a photoperiod variant?
Strain Hunters is a series of documentaries in which the team travels the world looking for the rarest strains available. Their quest to find the ultimate landrace also acts as a conduit for the medicinal and economic benefits that cannabis provides.
Unsurprisingly, most of Strain Hunters’ seeds are incredibly popular. It is hard to argue with a company that has literally looked in every corner of the globe to find quality cannabis. However, one strain stands above the rest. That strain is Money Maker, a powerhouse of an indica. Expect to be locked to your couch with this beauty; her high envelops your body and doesn't let go.
You could argue Zativo has an unfair advantage. The company was founded by cannabis enthusiasts, for cannabis enthusiasts. Not only do the founding members know what they want from a cannabis strain, but they understand what makes excellent cannabis to both the novice and experienced grower. A vast network of industry insiders supports their goal of providing the most comprehensive selection of strains possible. Over 1,500 and counting!
If Blue Cheese Auto can beat the other 1,499 strains to be crowned Zativo’s best-seller, do we even need to describe why you should try it? Autoflowering, 17% THC, and a signature cheese aroma, Blue Cheese Auto will not disappoint.
Dinafem is another seedbank that excels in providing as much information as possible for new buyers. If a seedbank ever misses vital details on a product description, proceed with caution. Thankfully, even at a glance, the Dinafem website is bursting with all the essential characteristics a grower might need. There is also a great deal of care taken in the handling and distribution of their seeds.
Proving the naysayers wrong about autoflowering strains, Dinafem’s best-seller Moby Dick XXL is an auto beast. Match her indoor yields with the removal of managing light cycles, and you have a win-win scenario in our book.
The genetics of the seeds produced by Barney’s Farm are not just renowned throughout Holland, but most of the world. They are regular winners of various Cannabis Cup awards, in addition to having one of the most popular coffeeshops in Amsterdam. Over the years, they have never taken a step back, instead staying at the forefront of high-quality seed production.
Barney’s best-seller is also their most coveted strain, taking home more awards than any other seed in their catalogue. A virtually pure indica, Critical Kush has a mind-melting THC concentration of up to 25%. Combine that level of potency with a high CBD content (1.1%), and the reason for all her awards seems obvious.
Royal Queen Seeds has taken the cannabis breeding industry by storm. As one of the fastest-growing companies of its kind in Europe, they offer every type of strain you could ever want. RQS brings together all the attributes that make a leading breeder and backs them all up with over 20 years of experience and dozens of Cannabis Cup awards.
The mighty Royal Gorilla takes the best-selling spot for RQS. If you can provide optimal conditions, Royal Gorilla won’t just thank you; she will blow your mind. In select phenotypes, up to 30% THC has been achieved. For most feminized seeds, that kind of potency is often unheard of. Add in respectable yields with excellent resin production, and suddenly the success of RQS does not seem coincidental.