Since the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, CBD from hemp is now federally legal. This is a huge opportunity for farmers looking to increase their revenue without expanding their land. Of course, because CBD comes from cannabis (in this case, hemp) flowers only, the best way to increase revenue is by growing female-only (a.k.a. feminized) hemp seeds.
Feminized Hemp Seeds Explained
Feminized hemp seeds are seeds that only grow female plants. Breeders produce feminized hemp seeds by carefully stressing female plants. When mature female hemp plants are stressed, they produce seeds to help preserve their genetic line. The seeds produced by a stressed female contain the same genetic makeup as their mother, including only female chromosomes. Feminized hemp seeds tend to be larger and sturdier, though their most significant advantage is their lack of pollen.
Pollen is the cannabis male plant’s reproductive mechanism. When mature, male hemp plants release pollen in search of a female recipient. When pollinated, female hemp plants produce seeds causing them to focus their energy on creating the next generation of hemp plants instead of the valuable hemp flowers most CBD hemp farmers seek. Pollinated females produce considerably lower cannabinoid levels as they turn their effort toward seed production in place of potent CBD flowers.
Why Choose Female Hemp Seeds
At first glance, feminized hemp seeds may seem like a steep price to pay compared to “regular” hemp seeds, but we assure you, their return is well worth it. First, growing female-only hemp seeds means there is no risk of male hemp plants pollinating females (unless a careless neighbor grows male hemp plants close to a female crop). A strictly female hemp crop means that every plant grown will produce potent CBD flowers and no seeds.
Furthermore, growing feminized hemp seeds reduces the processing time by omitting the need to de-seed the plants. The entire flower can be cured and sold as-is or sent to an extraction facility for further refinement. Aside from large plant stalks, the whole plant is eligible for top-of-the-market pricing with no biomass lost due to seed removal.
Essentially, when you grow female hemp seeds, your effort will be smaller, but your return will be higher.
Cherry Blossom hemp seeds produce large, dense buds with a high concentration of CBD. The plant is resilient to stress and fares well in variable environments. Buds are flavorful with a high resin content ideal for commercial growers and extraction specialists.
Cherry Trump is a sweet addition to the Fortuna collection. She produces bold, flavorful buds that reak of skunk and cherry, and drip with potent trichomes. Known to produce flowers with more than 20 percent CBD content, this high CBD hemp strain is quickly becoming the talk of the town.
Super Rich 1 is a remarkable Hemp variety that has was selected for her ability to produce enormous colas of high-quality Cannabinoid rich Hemp. Super Rich 1 also commonly called SR1 for short, is a cross of Suzy Q and Richness that was bred by Med Tree Seeds. Both of these already remarkable hemp varieties bring their own unique qualities to the SR1 selection. This cross was field-tested across Colorado, Oregon, Illinois, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Nova Scotia. SR1 continually produces test results with an average of 21 percent CBD and is hailed for her glorious amounts of resin and great oil return.