Ceres Seeds

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Ceres Seeds is a 100% homegrown Dutch seed company. Its history goes back to 1988 when its founders started their first seeds and cuttings. There is a famous childhood story of one them, buying cuttings and growing supplies at the Sinsemilla Fan Club – with his grandmother! The Ceres Seeds team was learning the ropes back then. In the early 1990s, they worked for the old, infamous Dreadlock Coffeeshop in Amsterdam's Red Light District, as well at reputable seed companies such as Sensi Seed Bank, where they learned how to produce and cross strong, healthy plants.

Ceres Seeds’ original (landrace) seeds came from the imported Jamaican, Thai, and Colombian weed that formed the stock of many coffeeshops in Amsterdam before the modern varieties took over. With a little help from their friends throughout the Dutch cannabis industry, Ceres Seeds also acquired some Indica-dominant varieties that had been in Holland already for many generations.

In the late 1990s, seed companies started popping up everywhere. The Ceres Seeds team was surprised that many of these companies were making F2 varieties (hybrids crossed with hybrids). They decided to get serious and jump in the game, with their own F1 varieties. They approached breeding with the simple philosophy of easy, reliable and 100% stable strains. Ceres started with landrace genetics that were available from Sensi, plus the strong Indica seeds they had collected over the years in Holland. “Then,” says Ceres Seeds, “we remembered the old Sativa seeds from all those baggies of weed we had smoked ten or fifteen years earlier. We started testing, growing, selecting and reproducing new varieties, using the best seeds from all our collections.” In 1999 they made the big step and started Ceres Seeds. They took the name from Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture and motherly love. Her name derives from the Proto-Indo-European root “ker,” meaning “to grow,” which is also the root for the words “create” and “increase.”

Ceres’ first F1 variety, White Panther (F.K.A. White Smurf), was introduced in 2000. With the invaluable help of the well-known “Smurf” name from an established local coffeeshop, this variety won two awards at the High Times Cannabis Cup that year. This gave Ceres the encouragement they needed. Ceres continued to work on their prize stock and launched the www.ceresseeds.com web site, adding other varieties such as Northern Lights x Skunk #1, Ceres Kush, and White Indica to their offerings. Ceres also designed their packaging. This design has become somewhat of a standard in the cannabis seed industry.

Home to Ceres Seeds in Amsterdam, is the shop Hempshopper. Hempshopper opened its doors on the Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal in 2004. From here, Ceres Seeds helped produce the first Grass-A-Matazz in 2005. The Grass-A-Matazz is a Jazz ’n Grass party, featuring the legendary John Sinclair. It is held during the annual High Times Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam, and represents the blues and jazz roots in cannabis history. At the second Grass-A-Matazz party, Ceres presented their new variety Fruity Thai. The following year, this strain won Second Prize at the Cannabis Cup in the Indica category.


Easy Rider

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Easy Rider Ceres Seeds Indica / Ruderalis Origins: Dutch indica x ruderalis Flowering: 45 days Easy Rider brings genetics from the renegade ruderalis into the mix, offering an autoflowering characteri

Fruity Thai

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Fruity Thai Ceres Seeds Sativa 50 / Indica 50 Origins: Thai sativa x Dutch indica Flowering: 50-65 days Harvest: mid October Fruity Thai is the urban crop with a tropical twist, a blend of sweet Thai

Skunk Haze

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Skunk Haze Ceres Seeds Sativa 55 / Indica 45 Origins: Haze x Skunk #1 Flowering: 70 days The Skunk Haze is a straightforward combo of two classic strains, each with their own strong fan base. The Haze

White Smurf

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White Smurf Ceres Seeds Indica 50 / Sativa 50 Origins: Northern Lights x Skunk #1 x pure sativa Flowering: 45-55 days Harvest: early October The original “Smurfweed” is a hybrid made from the Nort