Having been in business for more than 10 years, James Bean company is a decent seed bank that features some of the most high-quality breeders. It is not one of my go-to seed banks for shopping but their bodhi seeds and DJ short seeds are pretty good. Not just me, but many cannabis farmers consider shopping with them as the last option, however, their fast shipping and ongoing promos can be looked out for.
However, there are a lot of mysterious elements related to this, especially because there is very little information available on their website regarding shipping, payment methods, stealth shipping, etc. To find out the answers to all these questions, as well as to learn what exactly is the method for placing an order with this company, read on.
My email list includes 17,331 cannabis enthusiasts, that’s why I always do deep research before publishing anything. Before writing this review, I made 3 orders on JBC for different breeders and spent 15 weeks testing everything. Is that deep enough?
The James Bean Company was started in 2010 and is one of the heard seed banks in the cannabis market. The mission statement of the company states that they are focused on finding the best genetics of the marijuana plant.
To this end, JBC partners only with the best breeders in the market that have a good reputation, and are trusted by customers for the pedigree of their seeds. They do this by vetting each of their breeders in their own way and making sure that their mission statement, brand reputation and product catalog line up with their values.
Additionally, to make sure that the products sourced from their breeders are truly top-notch, the company also checks where they source their male seeds from since the male seed is instrumental in deciding the genetics of the plant.
To further ensure that the product quality remains consistent, the company only sources from breeders that have been around long enough to understand and maintain product quality. They are dedicated to providing quality services to all of their customers, and that is why they only work with a small group but highly reputed and dedicated breeders who have produced quality seeds.
The seed bank takes out the guesswork from ordering cannabis seeds and chooses the best beans from the reputed breeders for you, so you can bask in that peace of mind knowing you are already getting the best. On top of that, you also get top-notch customer service and hassle-free delivery of your products.
All in all, the company is focused on ensuring customer satisfaction above everything else, and to this end, they ensure that you get the best services, quickest shipping, and best genetics.
Discounts, Coupons & Promo Codes
The James bean company has promos and sales going on on a regular basis, and you can check for these offers on their promos page.
For instance, currently, with every pack of coastal gear that you buy this month, you will get one entry into the drawing pit. The person who wins the draw will receive a pack of High-biscus seeds. Two winners will be drawn and notified via email.
Such draws are often conducted on a regular basis, and besides these, freebies are also sent out with certain order values. For instance
- If you place an order for AKBB gear, you will receive a pack of 5 regular seeds from your choice of strains from the following – Sweet Skunk X Firefighter, Black Velvet, Cannalope Haze X Genius Thai Americana, etc.
- If you buy two packs of boddhi gear, you also get a regular pack of either lazy fighting, or forest queen.
Such promos for freebies are held for a variety of gear, like dynasty seeds, relic seeds, katsu seeds, savory seeds, and starfox or circle of blessings seeds. You can also get some seeds on sale, like alphakronik gear.
Moreover, even if you place an order that technically does not qualify for any of the promo offers available on the website, it is likely that you will still get some freebies with your order. However, it should be noted that this is not guaranteed, and it is not a promise by the company.
Still, most of the customers who place an order with James bean company get free seeds with their orders, no matter the total order value or the contents of the order. The company ensures that all of their customers get at least some freebies for sure.
What I like
There are a few reasons why I think the James bean company is a decent choice. Although, the reasons won’t be unique, because a lot of other seed banks I’ve reviewed have similar or better qualities.
1. High-Quality Genetics
The main reason this seed bank is preferred by customers over others is the genetics of the marijuana plant.
James bean company is essentially an agricultural cooperative, which was started with the notion that growers should get the best quality seeds with top-notch genetics without going through the trial and error of finding a good breeder. The founder of the company, James Bean, took it upon himself to find the best breeders all over the world, so that his customers don’t have to.
Having been in business for nearly 20 years now, JBC seed bank has cracked the code and it is now the best-suited option for those of you who want unparalleled quality cannabis seeds. Whether you are growing marijuana for recreational use, or for medical ailments, or if you are operating a commercial garden – you can rely on the seed bank for delivering the best of the best to you.
2. Breeder Selection
JBC seed bank spends a lot of time vetting their breeders to make sure that the genetic makeup of their seeds is not compromised. They recognize that the quality, potency, and effectiveness of the final blonde is highly dependent on the genetics, and that is why they select their breeders accordingly.
They do this by conducting a thorough research into the history of the company and ensuring that they are known for their product quality. While selecting their leaders, JBC food bank ensures that they use their own male seeds because it is extremely important for maintaining the pedigree of the final product.
This is why you may notice that the number of breeders that they source their products from is quite limited. The company believes in maintaining quality over quantity.
3. Seed Production
All the same seeds sold by James bean company are farmed in such a way that there is no use of artificial pesticides or fertilizers. The company is dedicated to providing completely organic produce to all its customers, and you can rest assured that all of their seeds are therefore completely pure in nature.
4. Quick Delivery
JBC seeds offer the quickest delivery time among all the brands available on the internet. This is made possible because all of their strains are already available in stock and are packed in small packaging which is ready to be sent out (Maybe because they don’t get many orders?). However, your order delivery may be delayed if the items that you have ordered are not in stock.
In my case, the orders are were delivered within three to four working days. However, if you are planning on ordering a large quantity of a particular item, it is recommended that you contact the customer service team beforehand to get an estimate on the delivery time.
5. Customer Service
Customer satisfaction is the top priority of James bean company. This is why you will see that it is extremely easy to get in touch with their customer service team.
All the representatives are extremely friendly and professional, and are dedicated to helping you out with any queries. You can contact the team using their email address. The responses are quite prompt and quick, so you will most likely get an answer from them within 24 to 48 hours.
The Product Range
You can find the following products on this website:
1. Feminized seeds
- Exotic Truffle Monkey
- Katsu Seeds Bubba’s Breath
- Useful Box of Chocolates
- Archive Gelato 41 x Dosidos
- Archive Royalty Trees
- Exotic Lemon Drip
2. CBD rich seeds
- AK Bean Brains Medical Skunks
- Coastal Panama Red
- Dynasty Blue Wade
- Norstar Deadlights
- Rare Darkness Grape OX
- Relic Grapefruit Web VI
You can find more seeds from the following breeders:
- Bodhi Seeds
- Rare Dankness
- AK Bean Brains
- Archive Seed Bank
- DJ Short or Old World Genetics
- Relic Seeds
- Savory Seed
- Useful Seeds
- Canna Exotics
- Kingdom Organic Seeds
- Coastal Seed Co.
- Seedy Breeder
- Vashon Seed
- Exotic Genetix
- Crickets and Cicada Seeds
- Katsu Seeds
- Mosca Seeds
- Strayfox Gardenz
- Second Generation Genetics
- Pistil Positive Creations
- Red Eyed Genetics
- Alphakronik Genes
- Dynasty Genetics
- Norstar Genetics
They also have a selection of seeds from Respect Genetics, which is a brand that was created by a community member that has been active for more than 10 years. These strains bear the hallmark of quality and respect for the genetics of the marijuana plant, hence the name.
You can find the following hybrid strains from this line of seeds on JBC seed bank:
1. Goji Hybrids
- Goji OG x Goji OG
- Headbanger x Goji OG
- Lucky Charms x Goji OG
- Jack herer x Goji OG
- Blueberry Hashplant x Goji OG
- Happy Banger x Goji OG
- White Dawg x Goji OG
- Shoreline x Goji OG
- DLA 5 x Goji OG
- Agent Orange x Goji OG
2. Big Sur Holy Weed Crosses
- Goji OG x Big Sur Holy Weed
- Blue Blooded HP x Big Sur Holy Weed
- Nepali OG x Big Sur Holy Weed
- Shoreline x Big Sur Holy Weed
- Headbanger x Big Sur Holy Weed
- Exodus Cheese x Big Sur Holy Weed
- Apollo 11 x Big Sur Holy Weed
- Goji Fireburst x Big Sur Holy Weed
Top Selling Items: My Favorite
- AK beans Purple Fuzz x TK NL5 Haze
- Dynasty Divina Obscura
- Red Eyed GTA
- Bodhi OM 4
- Rare Darkness Longs Peak Blue
- CannaExotics Lemon Purple
My Honest Opinion on 9 Different Factors
1. Product Quality
The genetics of the marijuana plant is the most important feature for the company. They aim to provide their customers with top notch products that have unparalleled pedigree and quality that pleases at every aspect. This means that their products have the best potency and performance, and are known for their high yield and unique taste.
2. Top-notch Breeders
Unlike other seed banks, JBC seed bank does not partner with breeders willy nilly. They have an exclusive method where they make sure that the breeders and brands they are buying from meet all the quality criteria that their team has decided. This means that there should be absolutely no compromise with the pedigree of the cannabis seeds they sell.
To make sure that this happens without any exceptions, JBC Seed Bank chooses their breeders with extreme care. First of all, they only consider brands that have been in the market, consistently producing quality seeds for a long time. Additionally, they should be using their own male seeds to breed seeds, as male seeds play an important role in deciding the genetics of the plant.
Overall, the company ensures that they take out the guesswork when buying cannabis seeds, so you can rest assured and buy without worrying about the quality. They have close to 95% success rate, so that you do not have to spend any time researching for good quality breeders.
3. Strain Selection
You can find a good variety of seeds at this website, however, do not expect strain selection in thousands. The company focuses on quality over quantity, that is why they have a smaller selection available.
However, this does not mean that their products are generic. You will find some very unique and cool strain combinations here. You can get feminized seeds as well as seeds that are high in CBD. Unfortunately, they do not have regular or autoflowering seeds.
You can also find products from brands like Seeds of Compassion, Dynasty Genetics, and Pistil Positive Creations. Additionally, you can buy hybrid seeds from Respect Genetics too.
Which brings me to my next point…
4. Respect Genetics Seeds
Another salient feature of this company is that they featured a new brand of seeds by the name of respect genetics. This line of seeds has been created by one of the members of the JBC community for nearly ten years now. The seeds of this strain are crafted while keeping in mind the genetics of the marijuana plant and respecting the same.
This line of strains features two main varieties:
- Seeds created by crossing Goji OG strain: This line of hybrids features seeds created in both ways, by using the Goji OG seed as a female, as well as a male.
- Seeds created by crossing Big Sur Holy Weed: These seeds are crossed with the other strains, both male and females.
James bean company delivers products all over the world. Good people who want to order seeds but are located in a region where it is illegal to grow marijuana, James Bean Company also shelved connection, promotional, and informational seeds, so you can still buy from them. However, if you want to cultivate the seeds you have bought, you must check the local laws.
Since all the products sold by the company are already available in stock, they are able to ship their orders very quickly. We will find that your orders are delivered much faster than any other online cannabis seed bank.
However, it should be kept in mind that your location is an extremely important factor in shipping and delivering your order, so there might be a slight delay in delivery as well.
6. Customer service
The only way to contact the customer service team of the company is via email. This is one of the biggest drawbacks, so to speak, of this company. For people who want to get in touch with the customer care team over the phone, this might be a deal-breaker, and very much a deal-breaker for me.
However, it should be kept in mind that the customer care team is extremely prompt and quick about the response and resolution to any query that you may have, so the problem itself will be sold quite quickly, even if you’re not able to speak to a human being on the phone.
7. Website functionality
As mentioned before, the website of the company has very limited functionality. You can look up the strains and see if that are available, as well as the Breeders whose seeds they sell.
However, there is very limited information about important aspects of placing an order, like shipping information, payment methods, all any other helpful information on growing that particular strain. There is also very little information about the seeds themselves.
8. Promos and discounts
James bean company offers quite a lot of freebies with every order. You can check their promos paid to see if you are eligible for a particular promotion. Usually, free seeds are sent with orders above a certain value; however, you can still get freebies even if the order does not qualify for a promo.
9. Payment methods
Again, this might be a huge deal breaker for many people. That side of the company does not have any online payment processing interface. If you want to place an order, you have to contact the company and inquire about possible payment methods via email.
This may be a lot of hassle for people who are used to placing an order in a seamless and smooth manner on the website itself. And I agree that it is a bit of work to get your order placed properly because you have to go through a bunch of hoops to pay for your order. BY ALL MEANS, AVOID SENDING CASH DIRECTLY. Ask for PayPal or Crypto.
I guess it ultimately comes down to quality versus hard work because they more than makeup for all of these issues With the excellent genetics of all of their seeds.
What do the users have to say?
It is clear that James Bean Seeds are good for their strains and breeds. However, their website is very sketchy and doesn’t feel safe to send cash to them. They need to up their business game. I would avoid it if I can.
Mark W. NaplesCannabis Farmer
To give you an idea of how powerful genetics can change the whole game, let me tell you my experience. I ordered 10 seeds of a variety of strains from this company, and all 10 of them popped. Not only that, but the plants are also extremely healthy-looking. In fact, I would go as far as to say that these are probably the healthiest my marijuana has looked.
Herman M. FetterCannabis Grower & Reseller
I’m glad that a brand such as the new James bean Co exists because you can totally depend on them to find the best breeders in the marketplace. Having shopped with them a couple of times now, I now fully trust this company to pick the best of the best, and bring it to me. However, do not send them cash directly.
Willette J. SmithInfluencer / Growing Enthusiast
I think this is the one area where James bean company succeeds over everyone without any question. What other seed banks do you know of that has their own household of breeders? I don’t think I know any other such company.
Darlene L. NoelGrowing Cannabis for over 5 Years
It completely takes out the guesswork when selecting the Breeders. I remember when I started growing marijuana a couple of years ago and it was such a huge task to find out which breeders had the best pedigree, and which ones were just peddling mediocre seeds. I’m so glad to finally find a company that will take out the guesswork for me and gives me guaranteed excellent quality seeds.
Charles D. SpottsGrowing Enthusiast
I can’t wait to try smoking these, and after a long long time, I’m actually excited about smoking marijuana. I would recommend this company to anyone who is not afraid of a little bit of hassle with placing orders in exchange for the absolute top quality seeds in the market.
Patricia C. SmithEngineer / Growing Enthusiast
In other words, James bean company allows you to get the best of the best when it comes to the genetics of your cannabis seeds, without making mistakes and learning from them. You are essentially letting This company do the legwork for you so that you can benefit from the best of the best without any of the hassles.
Robert D. GarzaProgrammer / Cannabis Grower & Reseller
With proven genetics, extremely fresh seeds, and high yields – I would say that this is probably my most favorite cannabis seed bank in the market And I will be shopping with them again.
Jeffrey S. Kaiser420 Culture Newbie
Some people may be concerned with the small number of strains available on the website, but I do think that it is better to work with a smaller number of quality breeders, instead of putting up products of random brands that source their seeds from questionable breeders.
Norma C. SanabriaCannabis Seed Seller
I have shopped with a number of cannabis seed banks that source their seeds from just about anyone who calls themselves a breeder, without any concern for the genetics or the quality of the plant. So far, this bank has been satisfactory
Larry P. BlaggSeed Reseller
My friends had bought a couple of seeds from them, and he convinced me to place an order. I was a bit annoyed the whole time, but now I am glad that I took this step
After the payment was sorted and the order had been placed, I received my seeds within three days. This is extremely fast for a cannabis seed bank, even if you account for the fact that I am located in The United States.
Todd R. AustinStudent / New to Cannabis
I bought about 15 seeds and all of them germinated without any issues. The plants were healthy looking and the yield was extremely high. Not to mention the fact that the high from these seeds is the best I have ever experienced. The shopping experience wasn’t the best though.
Lori S. SmithIndoor Full-Time Cannabis Grower
Shipping, Returns & Payment Methods
There is not a lot of information about shipping, returns, and payment methods on the company’s website, which is a huge no-no for me. Since all of their business is conducted through email, you will be informed about all this information After you contact them for placing an order.
This might be a deal breaker for some people, but considering the quality of products available at this website, it is worth checking out everything via email. If not to place an order, at least to get a general idea about the process, and make an informed decision.
1. I love growing marijuana (ILGM)
This is my favorite. Started in 2012, this company does not have a very comprehensive catalog of products, just like the James bean company. However, just like the avoid mention brand they are also known for the unparalleled quality of their products. You can find regular strain varieties, as well as some mixed bags on their website.
But the truth is that the reason this company is so popular is that they have a growing and active forum where you can find some of the greatest advice on the Internet on how to grow marijuana. From experienced people to newbies, this forum is frequented by all types of marijuana growers And you can find a lot of helpful advice here.
The website also features a variety of blogs and articles, in fact, they have published more than 200 growing guides and 500 articles on various subjects related to growing marijuana. All the orders from this brand are shipped from Amsterdam, and you can find a variety of feminized, autoflowering, and regular seeds. Payment methods accepted include bank transfer, cash, and credit and debit cards.
True north seed Bank has slowly emerged as one of the most popular food banks in the world right now. Despite being a relatively newer company, they have garnered thousands of reviews on Trustpilot, and most of them are overwhelmingly positive. The biggest USP of this company is that they offer a variety of discounts and freebies with all their orders.
Just for signing up for the newsletter, you can get a discount of 20% on the total order value for your next purchase. The product catalog of the company is quite extensive and you can find a wide variety of strains. In fact, true north seed bank offers cannabis seeds from more than 50 of the most reputable brands out there.
You can find feminized, autoflowering, and regular seeds here. They also offer insured and safe shipping for all of their products. You can pay for your order using credit and debit cards, Bitcoin, international gift cards, cash, international money order, etc.
This is my second go-to. Established in 2003, this company has now emerged as one of the most reputable and trusted seed banks in the market. In fact, you may notice that they have one of the largest product catalogs amongst all the seed banks in the world. You can find a variety of cannabis strains from regular, autoflowering, and feminized varieties. The brand sources its products from more than 122 breeders all over the world.
But the biggest USP of this company remains that they offered some of the most competitive prices amongst all the cannabis seed banks in the market, and that’s not even the end of it. On top of the cheap prices on everything else, you also get free seeds with every order. Overall, buying from this company ensures that you get some of the most top-quality seeds at low prices.
All the products from this company are shipped by using discreet packaging and you can make your payment in the form of Bitcoin, bank transfer, as well as by using credit and debit cards.
4. Seed city
You can find products from more than 200 breeders on this website and you can find you can find feminised as well as autoflowering seeds here. The biggest unique feature of this website is that besides offering mainstream strains that everybody loves, you can also find some of the rarer hybrids and exotic strains on this website.
They ship all of their products in crushproof tools so there is no damage to the seeds during shipping. Moreover, to maintain the privacy of their clients, they also send the seeds concealed within everyday objects. If you are looking for a particular breeder or a niche strain that is not delivered to your location by the original brand, it is almost certain that you can find the product on this website and have it delivered at your doorstep.
The company accepts payments in the form of Postal orders and Bitcoin as well as bank transfers and credit cards.
Having been in business for more than 15 years, this brand features a variety of autoflowering, feminised, and regular seeds from more than 40 different varieties of cannabis. Free shipping is available for all orders above total order value of $200 and you can pay for your order using credit and debit cards as well as Bitcoin.
Frequently Asked Questions
The company is dedicated to providing 100% satisfaction to all of its customers. So, if you are not satisfied with the order that you have received in any way, or if the seeds that have been sent to you are damaged during shipping, you can contact the company via email regarding the issue, and they are committed to helping you out and discussing what your options are.
If you want to place an international order, you can contact the company via email and they will guide you regarding the process for international orders. However, I would recommend ILGM for the US, UK and other countries. Please make sure that you check the local laws and regulations before placing an order. James bean company will not be held responsible if there is an issue with the law after placing your order.
Yes, all the products are shipped to all 50 states.
Unfortunately, all sales are final and you cannot change the contents of the order after you have paid for it.
Yes, all the orders receive some sort of freebies, whether there is a particular promo that they qualify for or not.
To find out how to make the payment for your order, you should contact the company via email and they will be able to guide you regarding the whole process from payment of your order to shipping and delivery. However, do not pay via cash.
You can contact the customer care representatives via email only. Unfortunately, there are no phone numbers over which you can talk to are representative of the brand.
Most of the products are delivered within a couple of days if you are located within the United States. For more details regarding the international order and the timeline for delivery, please contact the company via email.
Yes, the James bean company has been in business for more than 10 years now. But I would still be uncomfortable buying from them for various reasons I have talked about unless they change their business tactics.
James Bean company is a good place to shop for people who cared about the genetics of the marijuana plant over everything else. You can find some of the best quality pedigree of marijuana on their website.
Even though the catalog of the company is quite small, they have done the legwork to find the best breeders out there, so it takes out quite a lot of guesswork and that is a fair trade for getting good beans.
There are certain aspects of this business, however, that are troublesome and can be a bit of a hassle, especially for someone who is used to a seamless payment interface by placing an order. Regular customers may not prefer emailing the company just for buying some beans.
Moreover, the lack of information regarding shipping details, stealth shipping, a delivery guarantee is also a bit troubling and may not be suited for the regular customer.
Overall, this company is geared towards people who don’t mind taking a few extra steps for getting good quality seeds. If that sounds like you, do check them out. But if you prefer the ease of order placement over everything else or in combination with everything else, there are certainly a lot of options you can choose from.