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Old School Durban Regular Seeds

Mel Frank Original Durban x Mendocino 20/20 Double Durban


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In the late 1970s, American breeder Ed Rosenthal selectively bred several plants from a bag of South African cannabis seeds that he brought back to the U.S. Rosenthal then passed some prime specimens on to fellow breeder Mel Frank, who fine-tuned the genetics to optimise resin content and flowering time. Frankโ€™s efforts resulted in โ€œAโ€ and โ€œBโ€ lines of the original seed stock; the B line was given to Amsterdam breeder Sam the Skunkman, who further reduced the strainโ€™s flowering time.

Decades later Frank released a small lot of self-fertilised female seeds of the A line. We used two selected females of this line and crossed them to two selected males, a 90-day maturing version of Durban Poison preserved from the ’80s by Heime Cheeba’s Alaska Cannabis Cache, and a selected 75-day outdoor Double Durban from 20Twenty Mendocino that adds a nice orange taste and strong disease resistance to the resulting progeny.

The result, we hope you will agree, is the best of old school Durban, with its pure sativa head in a short-maturation variety with classic anise and orange notes, strong mould and pest resistance, and heavy yield for a short-stature plant. Expect a 65-75 day maturation indoors, and late October outdoors in most temperate climates.

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Since 2001 Fleur du Mal has bred premium indoor hybrids based around classic heritage sativa and indica strains carefully preserved from the earliest days of cannabis breeding.

Their aim is simple, to bring out the best of what each parent strain offers in distinct crosses and lines; to improve and protect the diversity and integrity of the cannabis plant; and to be transparent in provenance and heritage.

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In the UK and in many locales around the world, it is entirely legal to buy and own cannabis seeds. However, as per our site disclaimer, all seeds are sold by Pips Seedbank as collectable souvenirs only for the preservation of cannabis genetics. Always comply with your local laws.