Today begins final testing for a new high-CBD hybrid seed creation I call BaOx. Pronounced “box”, BaOx is based on selections from an inbred-line of Hindu-Kush and the Otto II seed. The seed has been back-crossed and stabilized for high-CBD expression, fast flowering time and a short, dense structure. Once testing is complete, the seed [...]
The Otto seed line began in 2009 with an unknown seed sample given to me by Bob Winnicki, founder of Full Spectrum Labs. This original material was highly variable, but it did contain a number of high CBD:THC ratio plants that became the early breeding parents of today’s Otto II. The Otto II is a [...]
I am offering a small quantity of an improved generation of the Otto #1 seed. They will go on sale later today and will remain so until they are gone.
Starting Monday October 27 Centennial Seeds will begin offering in-house analysis of cannabis and hemp via gas chromatograph. We believe that testing for the industrial hemp industry and for non-MED cannabis growers is an essential service that is sorely needed. Initially we are offering testing for CDA registered industrial hemp developers/farmers. In addition we will [...]
I’ve decided to run a more complete, extended trial on this seed generation to better understand the ratios of the secondary compounds CBD and THC produced by these seeds. I know many of you are anxious to get your hands on the Otto #2 and i apologize for the delay in getting these to you. [...]
Earlier this year I contributed a cut of Harlequin to a seed project run by my friend Laci. Harlequin is a clone-only CBD line from somewhere in the West. Clone-only means that it is a living clone derived from an individual plant. Another way to say this is that no seed version of Harlequin has [...]
Equipment is beginning to arrive for my new thin layer chromotography lab. Waiting on solvents, micro pipettes and a text book. By January I will have in-house cannabinoid screening capability. This will rapidly accelerate the seed development process by allowing me to screen for desirable chemotypes.
I love this time of year for a lot of reasons but one thing that makes it special are the crop shares I receive from a few friends that grow my seeds. In these arrangements i usually provide something to grow in the form of seeds or starts, the friends provide the space and the [...]
The Nepali highland seed started out as something of a challenge. The first planting germination rates were extremely low and I wondered if the project was even possible. At 30 days the plants are green and healthy. The original plugs were replanted at 20 days to 1 gallon nursery cans. At 30 days they were [...]
Some cannabis cultivars are super tall. This is particularly true for the Sativa types. Attempting to grow these in anything less than wide-open space requires some reshaping of the plants. The simplest way to do this is to bend the plant to one side and fasten its primary growth tip to the ground or container [...]