Learn the lingo behind craft genetics!
Welcome to our glossary! Here, we show you exactly what we’re talking about when we talk about our craft genetics. You’ll find these terms across our site, and most likely, other Cannabis Brand sites that take pride in their seeds.
IE: Tokyo Tiramisu mother x Tokyo Tiramisu father = Tokyo Tiramisu F1
This is done by crossing one of the progeny (F1, F2…) with one of the original parents (recurrent parent) which has the desired trait. To have an even more stable expression of the desirable trait, you can cross the BX1 again with the recurrent parent to have a BX2 (squaring) and so on with BX3 (cubing), BX4, BX5 etc
This means that the cross was made using plants with almost identical genotype (inbreeding). Years of crossing very specific F1, F2, F3 and so on generations go into making a lineage like this. There is a lot of work behind IBL’s, as a large population of pure specimens had to be used to select the correct parents. In addition, our breeders at Bread must fight against inbreeding depression, the result of crossing parents with very similar genetic information. The reward for this job made properly is a highly stable and predictable seed variety.
These species are endemic to a geographical area, where they have developed without having been crossed (hybridised) with other varieties. Also known as “Mother” strains.
They are considered to have pure genetics because they have never been crossbred with any other strains. These strains developed through natural pollination by wind, animals, and even humans. At Bread, ALL of our genetics are pollinated naturally, as we do not reverse, force, or self pollinate. A Heirloom strain is one that has been passed down through human generations, stabilized and bred for absolute uniqueness.