Crop King Seeds Review 2020 – Legit Seed Bank?

Crop King Seeds Review: Crop King Seeds are a great choice of seed bank if you live in Canada or the USA. They have a good selection of strains and fast shipping times backed up by a solid germination guarantee. However, Crop King’s seed prices are a little on the high end, and I don’t recommend them for anyone living outside the US or Canada.

Continue reading to see how Crop King Seeds compare to other top seed banks.

Crop King Seeds Review 2020

I first heard of Crop King Seeds (CKS) when they released the first-ever marijuana commercial (I’ve added it below)

A few of my friends in the cannabis community swear by them, so I wanted to find out how they compare to the top seed banks.

Here’s what I like about them and what they could improve.

Pros of CKS

Cons of CKS

  • No bitcoin discount
  • Seeds are expensive compared to other seed banks
  • No Free Seeds offered
  • $30 shipping to EU, UK NZ, AUS
  • Not many promotions

Who Is Crop king Seeds For?

Crop King is a great option for growers who live in Canada or the US and want high-quality seeds delivered quickly.

Who Is Crop King Seeds NOT For?

In my opinion, there are better seed banks to buy from if you live outside of Canada or the US. Crop King’s shipping cost is just not worth it if you are ordering from outside of Canada or the US.

About Crop King Seeds

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Established in 2005, Crop King Seeds is a Canadian seed bank that has been heavily involved in curating seeds for almost a decade.

In 2012 they began their first retail partnership but have since grown to over 100 locations now selling their seeds worldwide.

Since its beginning, CKS has been dedicated to quality and genetic strength when it comes to strain selection.

According to their site, they have formed partnerships with some of the world’s most respected breeders to bring customers the highest quality seeds.

Seed Quality – 4/5

Crop King Seeds have built a strong seed quality reputation, but if you search around enough you’ll find mixed experiences.

To their credit, more than half of their customers report successful grows which indicates their seed quality is generally good.

Additionally, unlike most seed banks, Crop King Seeds offers a germination rate guarantee of 80% in case of failure.

The thing that makes me hesitate, however, is some of the online reviews on Trustpilot.

Some customers report bad germination rates or the wrong seeds being sent.

There are also reports of issues trying to get replacements sent out.

Don’t get me wrong – there is an equal amount of positive reviews there too, so take everything with a grain of salt.

Overall I recommend some caution, and to read through all the reviews before making your decision!

Strain Selection – 4/5

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Strain selection is generally limited with Crop King Seeds, although that isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

They have some amazing strains and a good mix of regular, feminized, and auto-feminized varieties.

They also have a section for high-CBD and CBD-only strains, something medicinal patients will appreciate.

The Crop King website is a bit dated, but since they have limited strains it’s at least easy to get through them.

Overall I think CKS is going for quality over quantity, but I feel as though they could expand somewhat.

Customer Service – 3/5

As I mentioned earlier, there are mixed reports about Crop King Seeds’ customer service.

On the one hand, they are accessible, with phone and online chat support lines manned by actual employees.

I tested the chat out and spoke to Lisa who was most definitely not a bot.

On the other hand, I have to be honest though – I wasn’t very impressed.

Within a minute her responses made it sound as though I was bothering her with my questions.

After I took a few seconds to type back, she offered that I should “move along” if I didn’t have anything else to ask as she was “busy”.

Some of the Trust Pilot reviews I mentioned also detail customer service attitude when issues come up.

Interpret that how you want to, but for me personally it’s a red flag as it reminds me of previous bad experiences elsewhere.

Customer Reviews 4/5

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One nice feature on their website is the strain reviews from customers under each strain page.

The presentation could be improved, but the reviews still contain some great information to help set expectations for each strain.

In terms of reviews of the company itself, people either seem to love CKS or hate them.

No really – their Trustpilot Reviews are almost evenly split between excellent and bad!

I took the time to search online, and found forum posts as well were about the same.

Some people had no issues at all – some promised never to shop there again.

I’m not going to solve this debate in this review, but thought it was important to show the full picture!

Payment Methods – 4/5

Crop King Seeds offers a few payment methods, including Visa/MasterCard, cash and Bitcoin. If you live in Canada they will also accept bank transfers.

Unlike some other seed banks, they do not accept checks, money orders, Western Union, or international bank transfers.

For those of you with American Express, you’ll also need to find a different method of payment.

Shipping – 5/5

Crop King Seeds offers a few different levels of flat rate shipping depending on where you live.

If you live in the U.S. or Canada, you are able to choose either $10 regular mail, or $30 express mail that includes tracking.

Australian and New Zealand are only given the option of $20 regular mail.

If you live in the rest of the world you only have the option of $30 regular mail, however, this does also include tracking.

If that seems a bit complicated don’t worry – it’s very straight forward at checkout and you can’t go wrong.

To some this a bit pricey for “just some seeds”, but CKS is putting that money too good use as we’ll discuss next!

Discretion – 5/5

As far as I can tell, when it comes to discretion there are few seed banks out there taking it more seriously.

If you live in Canada (where seeds are legal) your order arrives in an unmarked envelope that is more than enough to protect your privacy.

For the rest of the world, CKS goes to great lengths to ensure that your seeds are seen only by you.

Whether tucked inside a flashlight or rolled up in a pen, your order is hidden away inside everyday objects to keep prying eyes away.

It may seem like overkill, but I definitely rest easier when a seed bank takes this extra step and not all do.

Crop King Seeds also accepts cash by mail and Bitcoin – both great ways to further increase discretion.

Finally, they are one of the few seedbanks that have a prominent policy of not saving your payment information on file.

With insanely stealthy shipping and privacy-oriented payment methods, CKS gets five stars for discretion.

Discounts / Promotions – 3.5/5

Update: In the past few months I feel like Crop Kings has stepped up their discount game because I’ve definitely noticed a few more discount codes floating around the internet recently.

As far as I can tell, Crop King Seeds doesn’t have any regular discounts or promotions.

If they do, they don’t make it obvious and I couldn’t find anything shared recently on social media.

There isn’t a coupon box on the checkout page either, so if you find any coupons on the web you can ignore them.

Since other seed banks have prominent and competitive discounts on a regular basis, I’m only giving Crop King Seeds 2 out of 5 stars here.

FAQs

Below are the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about cropkingseeds.com:

Where is Crop King Seeds located?

Crop King Seeds is located in downtown Vancouver, Canada.

Are there any Crop King Seeds discount codes?

As far as I can tell, there are no official discount codes nor is there a coupon box on the checkout page.

Is Crop King Seeds legit?

Crop King Seeds is definitely a legitimate seed bank.

They have tons of loyal customers, and plenty of positive reviews online.

That said, there are also quite a few negative reviews out there, both about customer service and seed quality.

For a more reliable experience, we recommend either I Love Growing Marijuana or Seedsman.

What is the shipping time to the USA?

They state that shipping to the USA will take up to two weeks with standard shipping and 5-7 business days with express shipping.

Final thoughts Crop King Seeds Review 2020

I’m not all that impressed with Crop King Seeds, to be honest.

Their website is very dated and overwhelming, making it hard to read and navigate.

Compared to other sites, it made the buying experience one that I wanted to be over quickly!

To their credit, they have a quality-focused selection of strains and a great growing knowledge-base.

They also take stealth very seriously when it comes to shipping, which is a plus.

While they are definitely sending out quality seeds, there are enough bad reviews for me to hesitate.

Every seed bank has some bad reviews, but when compared to sites like Seedsman or ILMG there’s a notable difference.

Due to poor customer service and hit-or-miss seed quality, I recommend giving Crop King Seeds a pass!

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James
Hey, I’m James! The founder and head writer here at GreenBudGuru.com. I started this site to share my passion and knowledge of all things cannabis. I used to work as a budtender in central Amsterdam, and have over 7 years of growing experience.

10 thoughts on “Crop King Seeds Review 2020 – Legit Seed Bank?”

  1. Stay away fro CRAPKING SEEDS. I grew their seeds twice in 2 separate tents and ended up with hermies both times. One was Autoflowering other was photoperiod. Their seeds suck. I had other genetics at the same time and had no problems. Both time issue was with CRAPKING. I have seeds from them at home that I’m hesitant to grow, cuz it sucks to take care of plants for weeks and then end up with hermies. Stay away if you want quality. Read other reviews, many people having this issue. And if you contact them they will make you feel like you have no idea how to grow. She said stress caused it, but Hiw about the other plants in same climate/conditions, and not once but twice.

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    • Sorry to hear you had such a bad experience with crop king Terry 🙁 were the seeds you purchased labeled as feminized?

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  2. Worst customer service I have ever experienced. Never received product called to get a refund or a new product sent got threatened. Told me they knew where I lived and had my debit card number. After 3 hours of calling from random numbers, I was able to get a refund while being called a psychopathic man and all other sorts of names. DO NOT ORDER FROM THEM!!!!!

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  3. Tried the Gelato33, white widow, and purple kush feminized seeds(the ones that don’t turn into males with bananas or sacks) & had 100% germination. All the strains were right on and extremely potent. I called customer service at Crop King and they took the time to answer my very nube questions. Very solid experience and recommend Crop King to anyone who likes getting what they ask for and doesn’t waste people’s time..

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  4. You should review or at least want people about Pacific Seed Bank. Lots of social media hype. All 40 CBD strain 20:1 turned out THC after lab testing the flowers. 9 months of work for zero results. They are scammers.

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  5. Crop King is a complete rippoff no seeds no refund just all lot of on hold music when you complain I was told by an honest seller they went out of business years ago and just using the site as a scam

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  6. I live in C anada what seed company can I order from in Canada
    That is going to be a positive experience Thanks Mike

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  7. i bought seeds from them 3x over two years. all the seeds germinated and grew into healthy plants. i tried vancouver seed company once and none the seeds were good.

    cks also throws in an extra seed or two. nice.

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  8. $100+ Down the drain. I bought White Widow autos from them. After 7 weeks , No flowering occurred. Contacted them, they said maybe they sent photoperiods by mistake. So, after 9 weeks, I got male plants. I emailed them photos of healthy thriving male plants. Their reply was that there are many reasons that can make that happen. They claim I over-stressed them. I SENT THEM PHOTOS! plants were super healthy. They hermied and turned photo is what they want me to believe, no ifs, ands or buts. Shop somewhere else.

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