Discover the top 10 cannabis genetics companies to watch in 2022, and find out how you can grow the best cannabis from these seed breeders! Purple City Genetics (PCG) is an award-winning, Oakland-based collective known for cultivating unique cannabis phenotypes bred for potency, optimum yield, and superior terpene production. Data showing the best cannabis seed breeders, determined by dozens of Reddit post and comments data. See who made the list!
Best Cannabis Seed Genetics
This 2022 is going to be an exciting year for cannabis genetics. Keep an eye on cannabis breeders like MrSoul of Brothers Grimm Seeds, Mel Frank and Todd McCormick of AG Seed Company, and also Purple City Genetics, led by breeder Cowboy. While Purple City Genetics is new to seed production, they have been working on their genetics for years. The best is yet to come this 2022.
Since there are hundreds of genetics companies, seed breeders and seed banks, it can be hard to know who has the best of the best. Fortunately, we’ve researched throughout the year to identify the most reliable and potent cannabis breeders. Then we curated a list of the top genetics companies and seed breeders to watch. When you work with their genetics, you won’t be disappointed.
If you want to grow something new in 2022, then consider cannabis seeds from Brother Mendel or Green Bodhi. For growers interested in legacy strains, consider cannabis genetics from Brothers Grimm Seeds or SubCool. In 2022, official SubCool seeds will finally become available again. SubCool unexpectedly passed away on February 2, 2020, and ever since his seeds have been extremely hard to find.
Brother Mendel is the only company listed below that offers autoflowers. No matter which seeds you choose to grow, you will not be disappointed with our list of top cannabis breeders. It’s a lush garden of exotics and designer genetics, so go ahead, discover the best cannabis genetics this 2022.
Top Cannabis Breeders and Genetics Companies in 2022
Grow the best genetics this 2022. Maybe you’ll grow Cinderella 99 or Grimm Glue from Brothers Grimm Seeds, or some autoflowers from Brother Mendel. You decide. Whatever you choose, be sure to grow high quality genetics. You’ll reap world class, best-in-class cannabis as a result. Having the best genetics is a game-changer. Those who know, know. If you don’t know yet, get ready to find out!
After you stack up on seed packs or bulk seeds, don’t forget other important cultivation supplies. For indoor commercial growers, there’s AiroClean420, and for home growers, there’s Airo Home Hobby. You can also review our grow room checklist. Lastly, we recommend learning about the different ways home growers can prevent powdery mildew, the archnemesis of cannabis plants.
These genetics are the backbone of the program. They are well-known favorites that have proven out over time — familiar to the market, and typically more straight-forward to cultivate.
These selections are emergent genetics capturing the interest and attention of experienced cultivators. Our seasonals are at the forefront of the program — they are glimpses into the future of California cannabis.
These genetics are selections brought to market with our most trusted partners and friends. Collaborations allow us to playfully create at the edge of emerging genetics, and highlight the work of breeders we dig.
Purple City Ethic
It takes a lifetime to truly cultivate cannabis. Thirteen years in and we’re still learning and growing every day. We remain firmly rooted in our community of growers, cultivators, farmers and producers.
We care deeply about the plant, which faces an ever-evolving set of challenges, both human and botanical. Our mission is to provide the best genetics possible. This means searching through hundreds of thousands of seeds every year looking for just one or two selections worthy of the Purple City Genetics roster: high THC, unbelievable terps, stimulating effects and high return in concentrates.
We’re committed to our diverse California heritage living forever.
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Best Cannabis Seed Genetics
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Everyone wants to grow seeds from a popular breeder. Reasons range from wanting to sample what’s popular to being sure you’re growing top shelf cannabis.
The best cannabis seed breeders according to Reddit data are Mephisto Genetics, Bodhi Seeds, In-House Genetics, ThugPug Genetics, and Humboldt Seeds. This data is based on recommendations from Reddit post data. Keep reading below to find out who the runners-up were, and how the winners were determined.
I compiled data from a random sampling of just over 25 Reddit posts from the Microgrowery subreddit, where people were asking or discussing their favorite seed breeders. I posted the results here for 420ExpertGuide readers!
I know 25 posts may not sound like much data, but each thread had several comments to sift through regarding preferred seed breeders, among other things. Further, with well over 300 mentions, this data is statistically significant.
The age of these Reddit threads ranged from several years old to a few months old. I suspect some of the breeder names here won’t surprise you. But either way, you may be interested in having a go-to list to work your way through.
The Best Cannabis Seed Breeders – Explanation of the Data:
So how did I break down this data of the best cannabis seed breeders? There were actually several more mentions than what you see in the chart above. That is, several breeders received one to three mentions each. But I had to reduce noise in the chart so I ultimately decided to exclude those names. One or two people mentioning a breeder in this data set is also much less significant than four or six people.
I only counted people who actually recommended these breeders – presumably they have grown plants from the respective breeder. On the downside, it’s possible a person in these Reddit threads may have only seen results from another person’s grow of a particular breeder’s seeds. That would be less preferable but in a way it’s still legitimate – just not as legitimate as if the person had grown and consumed that cannabis themselves.
This also means I didn’t include mentions of people who said they want to try “x” breeder in the future, nor did I include people who were unhappy with their growing results from a certain breeder (there were a few).
Any breeder included (or not included) in the chart data above who didn’t make Top 5 isn’t necessarily a “bad” breeder. They may offer great seeds (those who mentioned them said they do). But they simply aren’t what people were talking about in this large sampling of Reddit threads discussing people’s most preferred cannabis seed breeders.
By the way, if you decide to purchase seeds from one of these companies, make sure you read my post about making sure the seeds grow into female plants!
The Top 5 Best Cannabis Seed Breeders:
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Here are the top five best cannabis seed breeders according to Reddit’s Microgrowery subreddit.