The Story & Strains that Made Compound Genetics
Compound Genetics is known the world over for creating innovative strains that have become classics, as well as experimenting with new ways to make one-of-a-kind cannabis. Neptune Seed Bank is happy to feature some insight behind the origin of the company and highlight some of its most notable strains here!
How Compound Genetics Began
Compound Genetics began in Portland, Oregon, in 2017 and was started by Cristopher Lynch. Lynch got his start 15 years prior as a cannabis breeder and was inspired to begin growing after a two-year stay in Amsterdam. His stay in Amsterdam enabled him to have access to some of the best Cannabis in the world, as well as learn more about cannabis culture and creating new strains. Compound Genetics was founded with one goal in mind: to create a consumer-facing brand that offers some of the most flavorful weed on the market.
Here are the Strains that Started it All!
2017-2019: Legend Orange Apricot
This notable strain was one of the first ones to get Compound Genetics off the ground, and it’s no surprise why it became so popular. The strain was developed after Lynch got a hold of some seeds famous breeder Capulator had given him, an unreleased Legend OG x Orange Apricot strain. This eventually led to a full line of hybrids including Flavor Crystals, Purple Apricot, and Ice Cream Man.
2017-2019: Jet Fuel Gelato and Menthol
Another big hit for Compound Genetics was their Jet Fuel Gelato and Menthol strains, which came out in the thick of the gelato craze introduced around that time.
2019: Apples and Bananas
After the popularity of his Gelato strains, Lynch began collaborating with Berner and Cookies and soon released the world-famous Apples and Bananas strain. This successful strain led to the release of multiple cross-strains including Apples and Bananas x White Runtz, Apples and Bananas x Big Face, Apples and Bananas S1, and more.
2021: Pavé, Big Face
This strain is the result of a collaboration between Compound Genetics and Quavo, the frontman for Migos Genetics. Known for its nearly white appearance, it’s perfect for making hash and boasts a unique appearance and bud structure. In the future, Compound Genetics will be releasing a Pavé seed line and a collaboration with 2 Chainz.