The breeder behind Serious Seeds, Simon, is responsible for the genetics sold by the seed bank. He studied biology at one of the universities in Amsterdam. To begin with he was always a non-smoker of tobacco, and therefore also marihuana because in Holland it is common practice to mix the latter with tobacco to roll a joint. Simon discovered the merits of smoking pure marihuana after his studies whilst traveling through Africa in 1986. From that moment on he started collecting seeds and back in Holland he immediately started growing them out for personal pleasure crossing what he thought were the best plants seemed a natural follow up.