Choose Your Partners Carefully

January 16, 2020 by admin

Some time back I entered into partnership with HempDepot dba CopeCBD to replicate my seed lines for sale. As with all new business relationships I had high hopes that I was working with the right partners. This, it turned out, was not the case.

After what I thought was a good couple years, I was cut completely out of the arrangement and HempDepot/Cope decided to start their own seed company based entirely on my genetics. When challenged, they refused to negotiate or offer any sort of recompense for the use of my genetic lines.

The approach they have decided to take is inconsistent with my personal standards of integrity and overall fairness. As of this moment I am no longer affiliated with them in any way. This decision, while unfortunate, is in the long-term best interest of my reputation and that of my brand.


Ben Holmes, Founder

Centennial Seeds

New BaOx Seed Now Available for 2020

December 1, 2019 by admin

2019 BaOx flower***UPDATE 12/09/2019*** As of this morning I have sold most of this seed lot and am DOWN TO JUST A FEW KGs. If you want BaOx seed you should move quickly before it is gone. -Ben

I have a very limited amount of 2019 harvest BaOx high-CBD hemp seed for sale now. The BaOx hybrid from Centennial Seeds has been shown to be reliable and highly-productive throughout the United States, both in university field trials and in production.

If you plan to grow our seed in 2020, contact me for availability and pricing.

Ben Holmes, Founder

Centennial Seeds


Checkout My New Research and Development Facility

November 12, 2019 by admin

Now Accepting Pre-Orders for Rooted Female Cuttings: Otto II, BaOx and CS-HBA1 High CBD Hemp Varieties

November 11, 2019 by admin

For the 2020 planting season we are offering high-quality, greenhouse-grown rooted female cuttings of our Otto II, BaOx and our new CS-HBA I varieties. Call 720-961-0525 or email your inquiries to

Thank you for your interest. -Ben Holmes

Fake Otto II and BaOx Seeds For Sale EVERYWHERE!!!

October 22, 2019 by admin

I’m just going to call it out here. Anyone, any website, any so called “breeder” or seed company other than Centennial Seeds that is offering seed called Otto II or BaOx are selling bunk. I have no licensees for these seeds. They are all fakes. They are liars to say otherwise and thieves of work they did not do.

I get it. I bred some great material and nobody else wanted to put in the work that I did, so they made copies. And copies of copies. And copies of copies of copies. These BS artists are selling you seed that is so terribly degraded from the original work that it has become unrecognizable to me and farmers are buying it. Why? Because those seeds have a great reputation, A reputation I will tell you took hard work and time to build. That’s something these dicks selling stealing my work just aren’t capable of.

Ben Holmes, Founder, Centennial Seeds

Centennial Seeds: Paid Summer Internship

April 18, 2019 by admin

I am looking to hire a paid Summer Intern to assist in the greenhouse operations in El Paso County. This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in the hemp industry to work, learn and network. Ideally, this will lead to a full time position with Centennial Seeds. Candidates for this position must be:

  • Self-starting and hardworking
  • Conscientious and detail oriented
  • Coachable and willing to learn

To apply, send your resume along with a cover letter to

All The Best,

Ben Holmes



A Few Words on Time

January 24, 2019 by admin

A lot of people come to my office or call and they need help. I appreciate that and I try whenever possible to give you my time. I’ve reached a point, however, where these free conversations are no longer possible.

Beginning today I can no longer provide that kind of educational support for free. If you’re a seed customer of mine or a lab customer you can expect me to continue to take time to support you. If you are new to the industry and just looking for some free information, sorry. I just cannot.

That said, if you need help and you accept that there will be a cost for a consultation, my fee is $500 per hour, scheduled and paid in advance.


Otto II High-CBD Industrial Hemp Seed Available

August 28, 2018 by admin

We have a quantity of Otto II High-CBD Industrial Hemp Seed for sale at $5,000 per kg (~68,000-70,000 seeds).

These are moving quickly and will be sold out soon.

Centennial Seeds (720) 961-0525

Shop Closed August 23rd and 24th

August 23, 2018 by admin

Centennial Seeds will be closed Thursday August 23rd and Friday August 24th. I’ll open again on Monday August 27th. -Ben

Check Out My new Podcast

July 2, 2018 by admin

In this first installment I share some thoughts about Colorado’s Industrial Hemp Industry and CBD hemp production, some of my role models in the industry and what makes Colorado’s hemp farmers so badass! Relax, have a listen and subscribe if you dig what I’m laying down.