Old School Durban


In the late 1970s, American breeder Ed Rosenthal selectively bred several plants from a bag of South African seeds that he brought back to the U.S. Rosenthal then passed some prime specimens on to fellow breeder Mel Frank, who fine-tuned the genetics to optimize resin content and flowering time. Frank’s efforts resulted in “A” and “B” lines of the original seed stock; the B line was given to Amsterdam breeder Sam the Skunkman, who further reduced the strain’s flowering time.

Decades later Frank released a small lot of self-fertilized female seeds of the A line. We used two selected females of this line and crossed them to two selected males, a 90-day maturing version of Durban Poison preserved from the ’80s by Heime Cheeba’s Alaska Cannabis Cache, and a selected 75-day outdoor Double Durban from 20Twenty Mendocino that adds a nice orange taste and strong disease resistance to the resulting progeny.

The result, we hope you will agree, is the best of old school Durban, with it’s pure sativa head in a short-maturation variety with classic anise and orange notes, strong mold and pest resistance, and heavy yield for a short-stature plant. Expect a 65-75 day maturation indoors, and late October outdoors in most temperate climates.

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Lineage: (Mel Frank Durban A x AKCC Durban) x (Mel Frank Durban A x Double Durban)
Sativa/Indica mix: 80/20
Indoor maturation: 10-11 weeks
10+ regular seeds


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