Apollo Green makes Humboldt Seed Company cultivars available to international market

| Staff

Canadian cannabis producer Apollo Green is making eight cannabis cultivars available to international markets through its partnership with US-based Humboldt Seed Company. 

The eight selected “breeder cuts” will be available to researchers, licensed commercial cultivators, and home growers in markets where Canadian cannabis companies are authorized to export, including Germany, Portugal and Australia.

Exports are expected to begin in May through Apollo Green’s Canadian federal cannabis license, and all shipments will have a Canadian phytosanitary certification.

The curated, breeder-verified selection includes triploid genetics such as OG Triploid and Donutz Triploid, as well as Humboldt’s own Blueberry Muffin. Also available are All Gas OG, Golden Sands, Guzzlerz, Jelly Donutz, and Orange Creampop. Humboldt says these cultivars represent the top .01% of its California pheno-hunting program.

“Access for all to quality genetics has been our core focus since the beginning,” said HSC Co-founder and Chief Science Officer Benjamin Lind. “Our science-based approach to breeding aligns perfectly with Apollo Green’s high standards, and we are excited to be able to extend these hand-selected cuts to a wider audience, especially at this pivotal time when we’re seeing positive regulatory changes globally.”

Oisin Tierney, Apollo Green’s Director of Business Development, said, “California has long been recognized for setting industry standards, and we are proud to play a role in bringing these esteemed genetics to cultivators worldwide. The triploids are especially noteworthy in terms of the unprecedented potential for enhanced plant vigour, higher yields, shorter flowering times and superior returns for solventless extraction.”

Other Canadian cannabis companies have partnered with cannabis breeders and seed sellers from abroad. Dutch Passion, an Amsterdam-based seed company, has seeds for sale in Canada, and BC-based Nymera partnered with California’s Humboldt Seeds in 2021. 

In 2023, Eco Canadian Organic Inc., a New Brunswick cannabis producer, teamed up with the Netherlands’ Green House Seed Co. to offer exclusive seeds through Canada’s medical cannabis program.

Through their partnership with Purple City Genetics, Apollo also offers clones/cuts for Personal Production Licence holders in Ontario and Quebec and is encouraging the OCS to allow direct-to-consumer sales for clones as well.

There are currently more than a dozen cannabis companies offering cannabis seeds for those authorized to grow medical cannabis, and nearly two dozen offering clones/starts.