Landrace strains are native to specific regions and haven’t been heavily mixed with other types. They come from places like Central Asia, India, Africa, and the Middle East. These strains have unique qualities because they’ve grown in these areas for a long time.
People who love cannabis, researchers, and breeders value landrace strains. They show us the different genes in cannabis, which helps make new types. Landrace strains also have their own flavors, smells, and effects that tell us about where they come from.
These strains are good for their home areas. For example, strains from mountains can handle cold and high places, while strains from the tropics do well in warm places. This is helpful for breeders and growers.
People have used landrace strains for many things over the years. Some places used them for food, medicine, and making things. They’re also a part of traditions and culture.
Landrace strains are getting rare because of changes in how cannabis is grown. People make new kinds of cannabis by mixing different strains. This is taking the place of landrace strains. But some people are working to keep these old strains safe.
Cannabis breeders and others are collecting and saving landrace strains. They find seeds where the strains come from, grow them in safe places, and share them with more people. This helps keep landrace strains around for the future.