Neville’s account says he received the Original Haze seeds from the Haze Brothers himself, and includes the claim that his marijuana seeds came from the first batch (around 1969). Sam says this is nonsense and sometimes is reported as saying he gave Neville a dodgy seed sample later (because he seemed untrustworthy) and sometimes that Neville never even saw a Haze plant before ‘83 or ‘84. Occasionally, even Mr. Nice plays a role in Original Haze’s journey across the pond. For better or worse, we can probably attribute all these claims on authorship of the strain to early cannabis branding.
Did you know the origin of Haze would smell so sweet?
At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter of course. Both Sam and Neville are now revered throughout both cannabis culture and industry. The Original Haze, once in Holland, past through the hands of breeders and distributors to become the backbone parent of pretty much all of today’s modern Haze varieties; of which there are hundreds.
Her popularity continues thanks to that broad terpene base and potent, pungent and delicious high. Sam claimed the main phenotypes of Original Haze came out with one tasting a little like Root Beer, another with a Deep Purple hue (of Jimi Hendrix fame), a third magenta colored beauty and a last light green variety. Flavors could vary to include chocolatey notes (perhaps from the Thai in the mix?) and even a sweet and sour quality.
Many Haze strains have become multiple Cannabis Cup winners over the years and several are up in the High Times’ 25 Greatest Strains of all Time, including: Amnesia Haze, Neville’s Haze and Super Lemon Haze, as well as Ghost Train Haze being featured as one of the strongest haze strains on the planet ever (25.49% THC).
So, if you are a Sativa seed loving cannabis growing enthusiast and want to search out some of that original Californian sunshine in today’s Hazes, check out the varieties we have available in the shop. From the Dutch masterpiece, Jack Herer, to Amnesia Haze, Haze 1, Blue Amnesia, G13, Golden Haze, Silver Haze, Super Silver Haze, Cannalope Haze… thanks to Sam, Neville and the now mythical Haze Brothers, the list is endless.