Philosopher Seeds entered the cannabis market in 2008, but its breeders, a group of friends from Girona, Spain, began their breeding endeavors in the 90s. The self-described “artisan seed bank” has become associated with world-class genetics and unique hybrids. Besides bringing the right strains together, they collaborate with respected industry professionals to create must-try varieties.
It’s apparent that Philosopher Seeds is doing a superb job on the production side, but how about the other facets of the business? Can the seed bank provide an experience that turns one-time visitors into repeat customers? Our extensive review will answer these questions and supply other information that are important to cannabis seed buyers.
Philosopher Seeds has built a close relationship with other breeders and seedbanks like Alchemia, Reggae Seeds, and OSC Collective. By working with experts from outside the company, new exceptional varieties are created, expanding and improving their catalog.
The diverse offerings of Philosopher Seeds ensure a good selection for growers of varying taste and cultivation skill levels. Whether you prefer feminized seeds over regulars, autoflowers more than photoperiods, you’ll find something worth growing in their collection.
If you have no idea what to try first, you can limit the options by choosing from the breeder’s most popular seeds. We managed to create this list of Philosopher Seeds favorites by combing through public forums and the best-seller list of retailers.
- Amnesika 2.0
- Black Bomb
- Cheesy Auto
- Early Maroc
- Fruity Jack
- Key lime Pie x Do-Si-Dos
- Lemon Auto CBD
- Orange Candy
- Pure CBDPunch
- Sleepy Yoda Auto
- Wedding CakeAuto
Shipping and Delivery
Currently, Philosopher Seeds delivers to 31 countries and offers free shipping on orders above €30. You can check if your location is included in the list and get the shipping cost on their simulator. Once your package is dispatched, you will receive an email with your tracking number. The information is sent on Monday or Tuesday for orders placed on Friday and the weekends.
Here’s how long you have to wait for your Philosopher Seeds parcel to arrive (adjust accordingly on public holidays):
Mainland Spain – 24/48 hours
Spain Balears Islands – 48/72 hours
Metropolitan France – 3-4 business days
France/Corsica – 5-10 business days
European Union – 3-5 business days
The rest of the world – 20-30 business days depending on the area
The website does not mention anything about discreet shipping. However, this is standard industry practice, and some feedback left in forums did mention receiving their purchases in discreet packaging.
Plenty of online reviews commend the speedy reply and action of Philosopher Seeds’ customer service. This is not exactly what we experienced, but the 23-hour wait time for an email response is nothing out of the ordinary in the industry. What’s most important is that all our concerns were addressed in a straightforward and brief yet pleasant manner.
If you are in a hurry, you can also try calling or reaching out via social media.
Ease of Website Navigation
The philosopherseeds.com displays a headline and thumbnails layout. It is accessible and intuitive to navigate, with a simple design that draws visitors’ to the menu and the body. Clearly created with a cannabis-loving audience in mind, finding what you need on the homepage is easy and fast, especially if you are familiar with seed-related terms.
Browsing through category pages is just as simple. Main product pages are not equipped with sort or filter options, but there are just 71 in-house varieties and an even smaller number of strains from other breeders. Additionally, potential buyers can use the seed selector page to weed out seeds not suited to their needs and preferences.
Does the Philosopher Seeds portal need improving? Yes, it does. It’s currently missing an FAQ page, which can ease the burden off of the customer care team, and a contact us form. These are common and essential features of e-commerce websites.
Price and Special Offers
There are affordable and slightly expensive offerings in the Philosopher Seeds collection. One-piece packs of feminized and autoflowering varieties are sold between €6.00 to €13.00. On the other hand, all regular seeds are only available in 5-piece packs for €33.00 or 10-piece packs for €60.00.
Philosopher Seeds includes a free gift in every purchase. Less than €20 orders come with a filter book, while larger ones get free seed(s).
Philosopher Seeds accept payments through credit or debit card (Visa, Visa electron, American Express, Mastercard, and Maestro.) or bank transfer. Cash-on-delivery is also an option for orders less than €250 but only for customers based in Spain and France.
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