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Haze Cannabis – the Royal Queen Seeds Collection


Haze varieties are extraordinary sativa strains. Albeit, with a contentious and hazy history. Sam the Skunk Man boasts his version of Haze’s true origins, while the original “King of Cannabis” Nevil Schoenmakers provides a more plausible explanation for the lineage and subsequent refinement of Haze. But even his claims are not without their discrepancies.

Concerning the very beginnings of Haze history, there isn’t much to be certain of. Both of the above parties unreservedly accredit the “Haze Brothers” from America’s West Coast as the creators of the strain. The brothers were known for cultivating a wide selection of sativa genetics, apparently growing everything from Thai to Colombian and even Mexican and South Indian strains as well. Occurring throughout most of the 1960’s and 70’s, crossing so many diverse landraces eventually resulted in what we know today as the original Haze hybrid.


During the 1980’s, these genetics found their way to the Netherlands. Through a combination of selective breeding and adaptation to indoor cultivation, the modern Haze varieties were developed. Many seed banks and European breeders would spend the best part of the next three decades continuing and honing in on this work.

Sativa connoisseurs will choose Haze over other strains at a moment’s notice. Smoking Haze is a unique, mind-expanding experience. The polar opposite of the couch-locking Kush effect, Haze is far more psychedelic and cerebral than it is physical. Whereas heavy indicas turn off the lights, genuine Haze sparks the imagination. Always a 1st choice head stash for the Cloud Eaters, Haze is truly a strain for the dreamers among us.


Royal Queens Seeds was founded by sativa lovers, so it’s no surprise that some of the most extraordinary Haze varieties are to be found exclusively in the RQS Haze Collection. Genuine Haze is often imitated but never equalled. However, top-shelf Haze induces trippy, euphoric vibrations like no other weed around.

Few cannabis seed banks possess authentic Haze genetics. Far fewer contain the expertise to successfully hybridise Haze if they did. Royal Queen Seeds brings the heat. Packing Fire Haze genetics and decades of master breeding expertise, our seeds are feminised and quite possibly the finest head stash strains in the game today.


Entire seed banks have been founded on a combination of Northern Lights, Skunk and Haze genetics. By successfully hybridising all three legendary varieties into one definitive Haze hybrid strain, Royal Queen Seeds gives you the Shining Silver Haze.

Blending indica genetics with Haze is a complicated business. Striking the right balance between reduced flowering times and optimal Haze conditions is no easy feat. With Shining Silver Haze, RQS retains the trademark cerebral effects of this strain with quicker flowering times. In fact, growers can crop a heavy harvest of high flying haze nuggs in just 9-10 weeks of bloom!

Moreover, plants are far more compact and manageable when grown indoors, reaching approximately 1m. Outdoors, this strain can tower up to 2m, featuring ornaments of high-quality bud throughout. If you want top-grade Haze without the high-maintenance, accept no substitutes for Shining Silver Haze in your grow-op.

Haze is all about flying High! Sativa sybarites rejoice as we give you the lowdown on Haze and the very best Haze varieties available from Royal Queen Seeds.

How to Harvest Royal Empress Seeds

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The royal empress tree (Paulownia tomentosa) isn’t short on seeds. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, a mature tree can produce up to 20 million seeds a year. Commonly grown as an ornamental landscape tree, royal empress trees grow rapidly to 30 to 60 feet tall. It is hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 through 8. If you have access to a mature, flowering royal empress tree, you can harvest the seeds and plant them. The seedlings grow rapidly, and within 10 years, you will have a mature, flowering tree.

Harvest royal empress tree seed pods in the fall when they ripen naturally on the tree. Cut the seedpods from the tree when they dry and turn completely brown.

Lay the seedpods out on newspaper or a cloth in the sun to dry until the pods are brittle and break open easily.

Place the ripe royal empress tree seedpods in a cloth bag. Roll the pods in the bag using your hands to break them up and release the seeds.

Open the bag and empty the contents into a bowl. Pick out all the fibrous material and discard it.

  • Missouri Botanical Garden: Paulownia Tomentosa
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service: Royal Paulownia
  • Plant Conservation Alliance: Princess Tree
  • University of Kentucky College of Agriculture: Paulownia: A Guide to Establishment and Cultivation
  • You can store seeds for up to four years before the seeds lose viability. To prevent germination, pack the seeds in damp peat moss and keep them between 38 and 40 degrees Fahrenheit. The seeds need light to germinate, so keep them in darkness to prevent germination.
  • Royal empress tree seeds do not need cold stratification and will germinate right after harvesting if planted right away or if they are allowed to scatter in the wind.
  • When grown from seed, the tree generally takes eight to 10 years to flower, but this rapidly growing tree can start producing flowers in as few as five years after planting.
  • The seeds are tiny and have wings. After the pods open, if you don’t get to harvest them first, the wind picks up the seeds and scatters them.
  • This tree grows best in full sun and soil with good drainage. The trees can tolerate drought and pollution.
  • The royal empress tree is also known under the common names princess tree, royal paulownia and paulownia tree.
  • Combine the massive seed production capability with wind dispersal and high germination rates, and you can see why this tree can spread rapidly. The royal empress tree is listed as invasive in some areas.

Eulalia Palomo has been a professional writer since 2009. Prior to taking up writing full time she has worked as a landscape artist and organic gardener. Palomo holds a Bachelor of Arts in liberal studies from Boston University. She travels widely and has spent over six years living abroad.

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