The cannabis industry has felt liberation like probably no other agriculture industry since the vineyards after prohibition. The newfound freedom to grow and collaborate openly with other growers has caused a boom in the health and growth of the industry, and to say it’s been exciting to see is an understatement.
We’ve witnessed, firsthand, a cannabis revolution. And one important thing that means for growers and consumers is an increase in quality. But let’s be real, this boom can be a little overwhelming. Amazing new strains and cultivars are available to growers now, and more are being added every day thanks to the openness of the industry.
David Downs edits his column, Leafly, on an almost weekly basis to keep up with new cultivars that are being introduced. Many of the new strains are highly specialized and highly potent, intended for unique purposes. So as growers select these highly specialized seeds and clones, they’ll want to be sure to know the needs of their clients and how those fit with the crop they intend to produce.
Cultivators continue to work to produce varietals that enhance flavor and effect. According to Downs, on the adult market, or recreational, side, seeds have emerged that produce buds with dense, coarse hairs with hues of purple, red and orange. Some varietals have a “bite” that is unmatched. What about the medicinal side of cannabis? Obviously, that is a priority. While this cultivation may look (a little) different from the recreation/adult side of the industry, the growth of varietals common on the medicinal side is also moving at a fast pace.
Currently, there are over 6,000 listings in Leafly’s database this spring. However, some 1,000 strains could be added by the end of the year. It’s a lot for growers to keep up with. Besides taking into account the effects of the cultivar, growing conditions and maturation rates must be considered.
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