For far too long, aficionados have believed that landraces are wild plants – naturally occurring, in the sense of spontaneously created by nature.
This is exactly wrong.
‘Landrace’ is an old technical term for traditional domesticates, meaning region-specific animal or crop breeds created by humans for products they want. There are landrace goats and pigs, and landrace strains of wheat and cannabis. All are creations of humankind.
For more, see What’s the Real Meaning of ‘Landrace’?