The art of growing hemp is something we take seriously. It’s something we take great pride in and enjoy being one of the best at. Every professional and amateur grower has their own unique niche or something they do well compared to other things they might not. They might have a certain thing they do that others in their profession do not do. All of this is to try to stand out and to be able to create a unique and pleasurable experience for the consumer. In addition to the growers giving their own unique touch to the process, the plant genetics play a big role in how the plant will be used or consumed. Farmers grow certain strains because they want these certain qualities that the plant is known for.
In the legal market of growing hemp, farmers need to find hemp seeds with the best hemp genetics for their consumers which could include: low THC, high CBD, high germination rates, ability to withstand harsher climates, size, and yield of plants. If they want to be one of the best farmers out there, they’ll need to stay consistent and have a reliable supply of steady, stable seed genetics.
Let’s take our Abacus strain for example and the reasons why we chose its genetic makeup:
- This strain contains genetics to give it a high CBD content. We see 15%+ consistently, and have achieved over 20%.
- This strain has a low level of genetic variation indicating stable genetics and a true breeding line that will produce consistent physical characteristics. This means that we can rely on the strain over and again. Strains with less stable genetics are less reliable, causing some plants to unexpectedly produce different results.
- The Abacus strain has proven to be tolerant to a wide range of temperatures, stable genetics as it has been grown in both hot and cold weather conditions.
- The Abacus strain, while perfect for indoor growing, is also an incredible outdoor strain due to its thick stems, robust leaves and genetic resilience to mold and mildew.
- With adequate water and nutrients, the strain can produce very large plants and has been known to produce approximately 1/2 to 2 pounds of dry flower per plant after harvest.
- Terpenes! Most hemp growers and users understand the affects of THC and CBD in general. Very few understand the impact of different terpenes. Abacus produces high levels of beta-Myrcene (5.65%), also found in bay and hops, trans-Caryophyllene (4.84%), also found in rosemary and hops, and alpha-Pinene (7.5%), also found in rosemary. This collection of terpenes is said to offer a relaxed and focused effect.
It is also thought to some that certain strains with the best hemp genetics could have some health related benefits for us to take advantage of. And without the high THC content in the legal strains, hemp is becoming very popular with people of all ages and backgrounds. When a farmer chooses to grow with the best hemp genetics, you can be sure that they are choosing quality over quantity. It just so happens that with our Abacus strain you are getting a fantastic yield with some of the best qualities of the hemp genetics.