Image via Jungle Boyz
Weed is big business but so is what starts every new strain: seeds. New genetics turn heads and cause a frenzy, as just like shoe collectors need the new Jordans, growers and smokers want the new strains in their gardens and lungs.
Case in point: a pack of Purple Punch (Larry OG x Grandaddy Purple) x Purple Punch F2 by Symbiotic Genetics just sold for a cool $1,650 on Seedsers Palace. And yes, for those wondering, the buyer has already paid for the pack:
Considering standard packs typically go for $50-100, this is kind of a big deal. What makes this strain worth 16 times the standard pack of seeds? A lot of fire, and a lot of hype.
I caught up with the seed seller at Seeder’s Palace, who told me that “hype dictates the market.” Right now, there’s nothing as hype as Purple Punch, and that’s thanks to the Jungle Boyz and some of the nation’s other best growers.
Just look at the frost on this gal:
Along with Jungle Boyz, other growers pumping out the fuego Purple Punch include The Village and the Budologist. These forces, along with the Purple Punch being the real deal, caused the highest seed price I’ve ever seen.
Yes, @_mo88 certainly paid a pretty penny for Purple Punch, but the return on investment from one winning phenotype will probably wipe away this cost.
As long as the hype is real.