About Freeborn Selections

Freeborn Selections embodies the pioneering spirit of Northern California's cannabis culture, led by the legendary breeder Mean Gene from Mendocino. With roots extending back to 1986, Freeborn Selections has emerged as a beacon of innovation and quality in the cannabis breeding world. Our journey is deeply entwined with Mean Gene's passion for cannabis exploration, resulting in a catalog of strains celebrated for their unique characteristics and unparalleled quality. Our mission is to share the fruits of Mean Gene's extensive cannabis journey through our exclusive selection of seeds, available via our network of authorized vendors. Each strain is a testament to Mean Gene's dedication to the craft, offering something truly special for connoisseurs and growers alike.

Bred by Mean Gene from Mendocino
Mendocino California USA
Established 1996

@meangenefrommendocino is a cannabis breeder from Mendocino Ca. MeanGene grew up around cannabis. He has bred and grown numerous award winning varieties and he has also raised tons of donations and awareness for good causes over the years. He also makes some fire memes.

MeanGene’s breeding work is built on old heirloom varieties from the laytonville area Black Afi, red hindu, Oil can, DirtxPurp, Burmese and NL lines for example combined with more widely recognizable clone-onlys such as the Hollywood Pure Kush, Ghost OG, Skywalker, Cherry Pie, and Purple Urkle.

MeanGene is probably best known for his work with his lime lines. In 2014 the Black Lime Reserve was the talk of the Emerald Cup, MeanGene won the emerald cup in 2016 with CherryLimeade. More recently, gene has released the Limepopkush f3, lime1 backcross as well as a number of hybrids of the Lime and Cherry limeade lines.

Gene is also responsible for creating the Grape soda skunk. @trh_seeds has done some solid work with this line and MeanGene has made some more recent releases with GSS.

The Soda or the Fizz is something that is unique to many of genes lines, they combine loud terps with a fizzy soda quality that standouts in many of the lime crosses, the rootbeer, the grape soda skunk and the Nubia all have this trait.

Gene has released a number of “worked lines” including the Sky Cuddler Kush F3, SkyJaro F3, Pina F4. Gene has explained to me in the past that his process of creating and releasing these lines requires multiple years of growing and testing the line to see the results of different expressions within the line before releasing them to the public.

The Rootbeer is some Kaiser Söze typeshit, just the other day I overheard MeanGene say: “You think you can catch Rootbeer? You think a plant like that comes this close to getting caught, and sticks it’s head out? If it comes up for anything it’ll be to get rid of me. After that… my guess is you’ll never hear from it again.”

— @sungrownmidz

Highlighting strains like Rootbeer Freeze, Cherry Limeade, Grape Lime Skunk, Cherry West, and Limepop Kush showcases our commitment to excellence and innovation in cannabis breeding​ (Speakeasy Seedbank)​. Exclusive offerings such as Hollywood Pure Kush x Jaro and Purple Snow Bubba x Gelato 33 x Cherry Limeade further underscore the unique appeal of our genetics​

Winners at Emerald Cup / High Times Cup / Secret Cup / Dope Cup / All Hawaii Invitational Cup / Blazers Cup / Chalice / Ego Clash.

In 2015, roughly 1/3rd of the Top 20 flower entries at the Emerald Cup were either buds that Mean Gene had grown or buds grown from his genetics.

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This is a place to showcase the breeder’s past breeding work. If it is marked retired, it will not come back. However, if it’s marked “out of stock,” Sign up for the “out of stock” list, on the product page, and be the first to know when it comes back in.

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