In order to offer friends of marijuana all around the globe a trustworthy source for handpicked cannabis seeds, Mandala varieties fulfil strict criteria with regards to the quality of their development during the growth and flowering stages. In all their strains you will enjoy the benefits of the inherent landrace genetics that flow into the breeding line. From the early '80s to the mid 90's we travelled throughout the Indian subcontinent for several years and visited many other exotic locations famous for ganja.
During these adventurous travels, we were fortunate to be able to collect a stock of seeds from land race strains, some of which are now almost extinct in their original locations., We also use the benefits of so-called 'hybridization'. This means that two, preferably very distinct, cannabis strains are crossed with each other to produce a new, unique variety. This new genetic combination produces particularly powerful, high-quality plants in the first generation - also known as the F1 generation. To ensure the success of the F1 generation, both parent strains undergo a rigorous selection for desired characteristics, such as their psycho-activity or flowering power. This stage can take several years to complete. From the best plants of each strain, one parent plant is then chosen to make a cross and combine the special characteristics of both strains., The benefits of an F1 generation, that has been produced in this manner, are enhanced vegetative and flowering growth, which in turn promotes easy cultivation and allows for bumper crops. The plants grow faster and more vigorously, they possess better resistance against pests, adapt to different cultivation methods and develop, under the right circumstances, impressive masses of flowering buds.
The cannabis cultivator saves a lot of time and money and can concentrate on the pleasant, daily gardening tasks instead of battling with all kinds of problems and plant symptoms, that arise from cannabis strains weakened from inbreeding (continuously crossing plants within the same strain). What cannot be prevented in an F1 generation are variable growth patterns among individual plants. It is possible that flowering time, plant height, and yield vary among the plants. Generally, this is a situation already familiar to many cultivators, since most cannabis strains are not 100% stabilised (ie. plants show exactly the same traits). There are, more or less, differences in appearance and the psychoactive effect between individual plants in a large number of cannabis varieties. We believe the average friend of marijuana places more emphasis on having plants with reliable performance in vigour and potency than having them all reach an exactly specified height or mature like clockwork. That said, though, we enhance or fine-tune the homogeneity of the strains as much as possible, without compromising on their vigour, or on the other important characteristics that Mandala growers have come to cherish in our strains.
With each fresh seed stock, the newest generation of a strain is introduced. The cannabis varieties of Mandala Seeds are bred for particular traits that we find necessary are important in good marijuana to enable easy, successful cultivation and bring the psychoactive effect to its full potential. It is our objective to minimize unwanted genetic weaknesses such as susceptibility to mould or the appearance of hermaphrodites (plants with both male and female flowers), as much as possible.