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oregon cbd hemp seeds from the crawford brothers

The CULTIVARS

We were fortunate to grow four different Hemp CUltivars — Lifter, Hawaiian Haze, Elektra and Suver Haze — in 2018. The genetics were all sourced from the Crawford brothers at Oregon CBD Seeds. These gentlemen pride themselves on providing tried and tested, Type III, industrial, feminized hemp genetics that will pass Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) THC limit requirements of 0.30% or less. Suffice it to say, we passed ODA pre-crop testing without issue.

These cultivars are termed “early series” varieties. This means they all share the same (reversed) pollen donor: which They call “ERB,” which is short for “Early Resin Berry”. This plant has been under development for several years and was inbred repeatedly to lock-in three very specific, true-breeding traits that are always passed on to progeny: (1) early flower initiation, (2) complex sweet berry flavor notes, and (3) high resin and terpene content.

Lifter

LIFTER

The Crawford brothers goal was to develop an extremely high oil content hemp plant with dense, weighty flowers. After their initial cross (their Special Sauce mom to a very high content, new world Haze line), they honed in on their target after 2 additional generations of inbreeding and careful selection to remove unwanted chemo- and phenotypes. The resulting mom has incredible vegetative vigor and grows like a bush with rock-hard flowers. The resulting cross of SH50 and ERB gives us Lifter (in homage to the famous heirloom tomato, Mortgage Lifter). Earners will be rewarded with vigorous bushy, upright growth patterns in the vegetative phase that can easily fill 6′ centers. By late August (42N), fields will be full of large, oily “goldilocks” buds and perfect for the trimmed hemp flower market. The flavor is sweet funk, with some hints of fuel.

Certificate of Authenticity (COA) results for current batch:

Delta Nine THC – 0.05%

Total Terpenes – 2%

Percent Moisture – 5.6%

Hawaiian Haze

Hawaiian Haze

The parallel goals of the Crawford brothers for this project were to (1) create the highest CBD oil content plant possible and (2) design a CBD line capable of thriving in equatorial photoperiod / climatic conditions — they did this with the mom, then designed an outcrossing program to make tropical hybrids possible in Oregon. Initially, they crossed the publicly available ACDC plant with their selected Neville’s Haze male. After two generations of breeding, the chemotype was stabilized and progeny field trials were conducted on the 9 outstanding phenotypes (i.e. sisters). Of those, the hybrids derived from their “CC” mother plant stood out as the clear winner. Visitors to their field trials gravitated towards her progeny in particular and reminisced about the truly special flavors that used to emanate from imported Hawaiian flowers (beta- carypholene and humulene dominate the terpene profile). Hawaiian Haze brings farmers a unique opportunity to grow equatorially-inspired, long season flavors at 42N and to do so with large yielding, modern hybrid flower structure

COA results for current batch:

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Elektra

Elektra

ACDC is the famous Cannatonic phenotype that helped revolutionize west coast CBD production. She is the backbone of many high CBD crosses due to her availability, high resin content and strong terpenes. In addition, the line has been publicly genotyped (very heterozygous). As a clone, she is not worth the effort for field production, as her stalks lack the strength to support late-season flowers, especially in the wind and rain. The Crawford brothers conducted field trials on many different outcrossing combinations with her over the years and found that ACDC is the most useful to hemp farmers when hybridized in their “early” breeding program. Their particular pairing produces the best chance at successful recombination; in other words, they figured out how to consistently bulk up flowers, flower early, strengthen the stalk, narrow the variability in total cannabinoids, and improve terpene desirability in her FI progeny. We would have to agree as our Elecktra field was one of the strongest and definitely most colorful of the bunch this year. The result is one of the most potent — CBD or otherwise — myrcene dominant seed lines available in the world, but in field-ready form.

COA results for current batch:

Delta Nine THC – View fullsize

Suver Haze

Suver Haze

Suver Haze is a very special variety. The Crawford brothers first legitimate R&D facility is located along Suver Road, in the former epicenter of Oregon grass seed development. The area has a rich farming and social history and they offer this as their contribution to the legend. After crossing their “Special Sauce” mom with their select (THC) Neville’s Haze male in 2015, an open pollination was conducted with 40 FI siblings. When the resulting F2 seeds were grown out and chemotyped, only 1 plant out of 72 females in the test grow was a type III hemp plant (

25% should have been). They knew from the beginning that there was something special about this plant! After flowering her in greenhouses in 2017 for the first time, she moved from “special” to “legend” status. It definitely achieved legend status in our garden! The size, strength and vigor seen in our Suver Haze hemp field was un-matched by any of the other strains we grew this year. Their Suver #8 mom has the most unique and intoxicating terpene profile the Crawford brothers have ever smelled in a CBD line and we concur. Hitting these flowers with just a simple dash of water during the grow season set off a unique floral smell which definitely pleased our senses – more than once I might add! They hybridized this strain with the ERB line which made outdoor harvests possible. We harvested nice, dense, large, nuggets of this flower.

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