Light cycles, watering, nutrients, temperature and humidity are all carefully controlled during cultivation.
The law-changes of the late Nineties seriously impeded the breeding of new strains and the production of seeds, but did not put a complete stop to either activity. Sensi Seeds was able to release five new varieties in the new millennium, including Mother’s Finest (winner of First Prize in the Sativa category at the 2002 Cannabis Cup) and Ed Rosenthal Super Bud.
In 2006, Eddie, the founder and owner of the Flying Dutchmen seed company decided to retire from the forefront of the cannabis industry and sell his business. Sensi Seeds was the most obvious candidate to take charge of the Flying Dutchmen and maintain the quality of its seed lines, so the company became part of the Sensi family.
There was a curiously fitting result of this incorporation. When the new US hybrids such as Skunk #1 and Haze arrived in Europe in the early Eighties, Ben and Eddie were two of the three dedicated Dutch breeders to receive them directly from the source. All three breeders subsequently took the US hybrids in different directions by crossing them with their own collections of cannabis cultivars. Ben had already acquired the genetics of the Seed Bank back in 1991. When the Flying Dutchmen became part of the Sensi Seed Bank, the three branches of that vast family tree of cannabis genotypes were reunited under one banner.
The Feminized selection, the most recent addition to the Sensi Seed Bank range, gives growers the option of original Sensi Seeds genetics in a feminized form. New strains are currently in development.