The story of Barney’s Farm begins back in the 1980s, when the company’s owner (Derry) embarked on a mission to find, gather and breed the best landrace genetics in the world.
Derry’s adventure saw him exploring the Middle East and Asia from top to bottom, collecting legendary landrace strains from Afghanistan, Tibet, Pakistan, India and Thailand along the way.
By the late 80s, deeply entrenched high in the Himalayas, Derry and a small group of passionate breeders dedicated more than three years to carefully selecting ideal genetics and breeding their strains in the rural, desolate mountains. In 1992, Derry returned home to Amsterdam with his new and successful strains, took charge of Barney's Coffeeshop and discovered the cannabis community's appetites for his unique hybrid strains to be insatiable.
Dedication to Perfection
During his time in the Himalayas, Barney's Farm founder Derry learned first-hand of the crucial importance of selection and experimentation with his phenotypes.
Spending years isolating desirable traits based on fragrance, flavor profile, growth habits and THC content is what led this seed bank to their earliest catalog of painstakingly stabilized specimens embodying the full potential of pot. And it's surely thanks to this that, on his return to Amsterdam, the reputation of Derry's strains was able to spread throughout his homeland and abroad, attracting thousands of cannabis connoisseurs from all over the world.
The aim of Barney's Farm has always been fixed on producing superior quality cannabis seeds that delight fans in all regards, and it is a goal which has helped the Barney's brand become synonymous with pedigree among the marijuana masses throughout the world, attracting millions of customers from far and wide every year.
With such a long and illustrious track record, you’d expect a seed producer like Barney’s Farm to have earned numerous awards and accolades along the way - and you'd be right! Far from the usual handful of token gongs, the most celebrated strains of this exceptional seed bank have chalked up more than 40 prestigious awards over the years for everything from high THC potency to prodigious yields, incredible flavors and unrivaled highs.
Theirs is a reputation well-earned and easily backed up by the sheer consistency of their efforts.
"Over the last decade, Barney’s Farm have produced some of the world’s most popular varieties of cannabis, Winning the Cannabis Cup and Indica/Sativa Cups with G13 Haze, Liberty Haze, Amnesia Haze, Willie Nelson, Cookies Kush, Pineapple Chunk, Tangerine Dream and many more, with Critical Kush becoming a bestseller within months of release." - (Barney’s Farm)
The Best is Yet to Come
Across the board, Barney’s Farm continues to demonstrate total commitment to quality, innovation and customers satisfaction. Inspired by the evolution of cannabis culture worldwide, the company is working harder than ever before on a new generation of ganja for both recreational and therapeutic markets.
Barney’s Farm has already put its name to some of the most iconic strains the world has ever seen, but nonetheless promises that the best is still to come…
"Despite a history spanning nearly 30 years, Barney’s Farm’s popularity has never diminished. New strains are frequently released, allowing for an ever-increasing audience to continue to enjoy high quality seeds from a company that started, literally, at the top and has remained there ever since." - (Barney’s Farm)
With such an impressive history and catalog of decadent and delicious strains, each notable for their own unique reasons, it's easy to feel spoilt for choice when browsing the Barney's Farm seed collection.
Here, we'll take a closer look at their most celebrated standout strains of all;
Recipient of the Best Overall Strain prize at the 2014 Cannabis Cup, Cookies Kush combines the genetics of two equally iconic strains - Girl Scout Cookies with OG Kush. The result of which is a powerful and uncompromising hybrid, with a spicy flavor profile and a hard-hitting physical stone. Not to mention, a generously short flowering time of just 50 days or so.
Winner of the top prize of the Cannabis Cup in 2011, Liberty Haze combines a THC concentration of up to 25% with a citrus-floral fragrance that’s downright irresistible. A couple of generous tokes is more than enough to experience a soaring cerebral high that lingers for hours on end, providing the kind of energy and motivation that makes you feel like you could (and just might) conquer the world.
True to her name, Tangerine Dream has a fabulously-fruity and succulently-sweet flavor profile that has you coming back for more. Ideal when looking for a dose of deep and long-lasting relaxation, Tangerine Dream combines the genetics of G13, Afghan and Neville’s A5 Haze. The result of which took home the top prize of the 2010 Cannabis Cup.
Not just a 1st prize winner in the Sativa category at the 2010 Cannabis Cup, but heralded as a significant evolution in the development of quality Sativa strains. One of the most celebrated and all-round crowd-pleasing strains of all time, which combines enjoyable cerebral relaxation with a deep and warming body stone.
Bursting with fantastic fruity flavors and a fragrance all of her own, Pineapple Chunk combines the genetics of Pineapple, Skunk #1 and Cheese. She took home top prize in the Indica category at the 2009 Cannabis Cup, singled out for her potency and generously high CBD content for a beautifully balanced high. The undertones of pineapple in this girl really are something else.
First place prize winner in the Sativa category at the 2008 Cannabis Cup, Utopia Haze takes things back to basis for the ultimate Sativa experience. Citrus notes combine with plenty of refreshing mint and earthy undertones, translating to a potent and powerful smoke that immediately gets to work on motivation and energy levels. Utopia Haze is also considered one of the best strains around for getting those creative juices flowing.
Winner in the Best Overall category at the 2007 Cannabis Cup, G13 Haze has Hawaiian lineage though is durable and resistant enough to cultivate in Northern Europe. Noted for her generous yields and consistent quality, G13 Haze delivers hard-hitting cerebral high that immediately blasts cares and concerns into oblivion.
Not forgetting Sweet Tooth in this brief Barney’s Farm roundup, which has single-handedly scooped up dozens of awards along the way. One of which being Best Overall Strain at the 2001 Cannabis Cup, propelling her to global superstardom practically overnight. Soothing, relaxing and enjoyable on all levels, Sweet Tooth brings together the best of Afghani, Nepalese and Hawaiian genetics to guarantee an unforgettable ride.