How We Select Our Cultivars
Posted by Jessilyn Dolan on 23rd Sep 2020
How do we select our cultivars?
Each season, we research and carefully choose our hemp genetics, starting all our plants from seed, under the Vermont sunshine.
At NurseGrown Organics we are committed to ensuring high quality products. We are tireless stewards of the land, hand planting, and harvesting small craft batches of premier Vermont hemp flowers that become NurseGrown Organics’ Clean Green Certified full spectrum hemp extracts, products, and smokable flowers. But before hemp becomes salve or massage oil or tincture, it starts as a tiny little seed.
We carefully choose our seeds from only reputable breeders who have compliant certificates of analysis (COA). We continue to be enthusiastic about Oregon CBD Genetics https://oregoncbdseeds.com/), Oregon's oldest federally-legal cannabis research and development company. Why? Well here are a few facts about the people behind Oregon CBD Genetics that impressed us:
- Seth and Eric, the Crawford brothers and owners of Oregon CBD, have 30 years of combined cannabis production experience. Both were cannabis breeders and medical growers before entering the newly legalized domestic hemp industry in 2015.
- Both of the brothers have formal education in areas that complement the industry. Eric has both a Horticulture and Environmental Science degrees, while Seth has a Masters in Public Policy as well as a Masters of Science and PhD in Sociology. Seth has published extensive research on the political economy of cannabis and is a leading and well recognized cannabis policy expert.
This season we are cultivating four different Oregon CBD cultivars.
- Suver Haze
- Sour Space Candy
- Special Sauce
You can read the full description of each on their website in their catalog, but we’ve also provided a bit of information here as well.
Lifter (Suver Haze 50 x ERB)
1st Place in the 2020 Golden Grow Awards!
Lifter, a vigorous and bushy plant, pound for pound, has the highest recorded yields and plant size at Oregon CBD. Myrcene and ocimene terpene give it an uplifting effect and sweet flavor with caryophyllene being a perfect addition of spice!
Why we selected Lifter: Myrcene is believed to have a potential anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect, in addition to possible sedative, antibacterial and anti-tumor properties. Ocimene is noted for being antifungal. Caryophyllene adds even more anti inflammatory and analgesic properties and is noted to be antispasmodic and beneficial as a sleep aid.
Suver Haze (Suver #8 x ERB)
1st Place in the 2019 Cultivation Classic; 1st Place 2019 in the WeedCon Buyers Cup!
Suver Haze cultivar has an impressive structure and strength and high cannabinoid content. Oregon CBDs highest ever recorded CBD content producer at 25%. Exotic sour apple flavor created by Farnsene and Betacaryophyllene terpene content.The green apple aroma is powerful!
Why we selected Suver Haze: According to the Verdes Foundation, “Farnesene has calming and sedative properties that can relieve anxiety and relax muscles to reduce spasmodic episodes. Farnesene is found in many indica strains.” Betacaryophyllene adds an analgesic and antiinflammatory benefit with additional antimicrobial and gut health protection.
Sour Space Candy (Sour Tsunami x ERB)
3rd Place 2020 High Times Hemp Cup!
Sour Space Candy is known for its loud and intoxicating terpene profile!
“terpinolene-forward flavor similar to GG4 and the Sour Diesel/Chem/OG lines. Unique flavor profile reminiscent of sour candy from outer space. If interstellar travelers needed a sweet and sour snack to keep their head right during adventures, this would be the one!”
Why we selected Sour Space Candy: Besides the amazing flavor profile that can't be spoken about enough, terpinolene has a sedative, often described as tranquilizing effect, as well as possibly having antiproliferative, anticancer and antibiotic properties.
Special Sauce (Special Sauce x ERB)
2nd Place 2019 Oregon Growers Cup!
Special sauce boasts an exotic astringent berry smell, with breathtakingly beautiful pink pistils. Nurse Jessilyn’s favorite eye and nose candy in the fields! The flavors are described as otherworldly.
Why we selected Special Sauce: An orchestra of terpenes playing and dancing in harmony! With a vast terpene profile, boasting Lifters terpene duo, Myrcene (potential anti-inflammatory, analgesic, sedative, antibacterial and anti-tumor) and Caryophyllene (anti inflammatory, analgesic, antispasmodic, sleep aid), paired with the sedative and antifungal effects of nerolidol, and the stimulating, anti inflammatory and bronchodilating actions of pinene, this cultivar is jammed packed with teperne goodness and magic!