Haze is one of the foundational strains that was first cultivated in the 1970s. It is sometimes known as Original Haze or Neville’s Haze.
This strain was first cultivated by two growers, known only as the “Haze Brothers”, out of Northern California, specializing in the cultivation and modification of Sativas. Like most great discoveries, there was no intention to create it in the first place. Rather, this iconic strain was the result of the brothers experimenting with the hybridization of various sativa strains over the course of a year or two. With various stories being attributed to the origins of ‘Haze’, the exact pedigree is something of a debate in many circles. So, depending on with whom you speak, its lineage may differ slightly. That being said, we will present our findings based upon our extensive research and interviews conducted with growers around the country.
The first of these hybrid experiments was a cross between a Mexican landrace sativa and another landrace from Columbia. One year later, the best seeds were then crossed with a landrace strain from Southern India. Finally, the seeds of this new hybrid was crossed again with a landrace from Thailand. According to a grower based out of Los Angeles County, due to its especially long flowering time (16 weeks) and the amount of professional tending and care required, the strain almost went extinct years after its cultivation.
Luckily, a small sample of Haze seeds made their way to Amsterdam, where they were procured by a prominent grower by the name of Neville Schoenmakers, who recognized the potential for hybridization of this Haze with other strains. Today, he is considered to be the “father of Haze” and his hard work resulted in the cultivation of many of the notable hazes of today such as Super Silver Haze, Amnesia Haze, and the world famous Purple Haze. Follow us on Instagram and look out for our ‘Strain of the Week Wednesdays’ to learn more about the origins and our notes on different strains.
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