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Emerald Mountain Legacy

Emerald Mountain Legacy is dedicated to preserving and continuing the work of Mack Anderson, better known as Mandelbrot or Ras Truth, who is renowned for bringing diesel fuel genetics to Northern California’s Emerald Triangle. After distributing the first clones of OG Kush and Sour Diesel in Humboldt County, Mandelbrot developed his own cultivars that became so widely propagated they are now esteemed as the foundation for the Emerald Triangle’s world-famous gasoline-scented high-grade.

At a time when it was difficult to find educational resources for cannabis breeders and cultivators due to widespread prohibition, Mandelbrot openly shared knowledge and techniques, encouraging other breeders and cultivators to build on his knowledge to continually elevate the industry standard for quality cannabis.  He was an early proponent of sustainable, sun grown organic cannabis cultivation methodologies. Through his organic growing expertise, he helped to demonstrate that the best cannabis in the world comes from organic living soil and the sun, rather than synthetic fertilizers and HID lamps. Leading by example, he helped to spur the collaborative cannabis culture that exists around the world today.  

The culmination of Mandelbrot’s breeding work is arguably the Royal Kush, which he described as “an indica-dominant hybrid of an old school southern Humboldt Purple Kush, the real Sour Diesel, and a pre-Soviet Highland Afghani.”  Royal Kush has an earthy flavor, overtones of diesel fuel and gasoline, skunk spray, rose water and fermented grapes. It offers a sedative, deeply meditative, cerebral high. While Royal Kush earned its early reputation through its unique terpene profile and unrivaled potency, it has remained popular with cannabis growers and breeders around the world for its pest and disease resistance and its tendency to breed true, passing on its unique vigor and fuel forward terpenes to anything it touches.  As such, Royal Kush has long been and will continue to be the centerpiece of our breeding program.

Mandelbrot was a visionary whose contributions to cannabis breeding live on throughout the Emerald Triangle and around the world.  In his absence, his younger brothers Ben and Bogie are following in his footsteps- making sure these prized seeds remain available to the public as well as developing new variations on our tried and true fuel cultivars to suit the ever-evolving cannabis consumer market.