Until more stable seed varieties are developed and fully vetted, growing your industrial hemp crop from clones is more predictable and lucrative than planting from seed. The risk of poor performance resulting in lower yields or regulatory violations is higher with seed than with clones.
The CBD, or cannabidiol, oil extracted from the hemp plant is currently where the most value is. CBD is the plant’s concentrated liquid extract that is widely used in the manufacture of hundreds of items including pharmaceutical, medical, health care, and personal care products.
At Catoctin Hemp, we have bred our hemp clones for excellent CBD production. As a Licensed Hemp Grower in Maryland with a 35+ year track record of growing quality ornamental plants, we identify, hand-select, and sell only the hardiest plants to our partner farms.
Higher Yield. Even seeds with the same parents have phenotypic variations. When you buy a package of feminized hemp seeds, the potential CBD content of each seed varies on a normal bell curve. We only clone plants known to produce the highest yield of CBD, often getting 1-3% more CBD per pound than is harvested from plants grown from seeds of the exact strain. Three additional percentage points of CBD per pound of biomass per plant at $3 per pound means as much as an additional revenue of $9 per one pound of hemp at an additional cost of $2 per plant.
Consistency. Feminized hemp seeds are created by stressing a female plant into a hermaphrodite so it can pollinate itself. In practice, this does not always happen. Because a clone is an exact replica of its parent plant, we can be sure that it is derived from a healthy plant that is certified and tested for quality and consistency.
Uniformity. Plants grown from clones have significantly lower variation among plants than is currently available with plants grown from seed. Because this uniformity among plants makes crop management and harvesting simpler and more streamlined, it is especially valuable to large-acreage operations.
Decreased Chance of Hermaphroditism. Since clones initially are all female plants, the risk of developing male plants, or hermaphrodites (a female plant that produces male flowers) is greatly reduced.
Availability. Whether you want to plant early or late, Catoctin Hemp can fill your needs. Orders for clones must be placed ahead of time and will be ready on the date you request.
Access. Farmers who buy clones from us are given priority in our drying and extraction facilities.
Our Clones Strains:
(50 Count Tray)
|April||May – June|
|2,000 – 10,000||$2.16||$2.22||$2.28||$2.50|
|10,001 – 25,000||$2.05||$2.11||$2.17||$2.28|
|25,001 – 50,000||$2.00||$2.05||$2.11||$2.22|
|50,001 – 100,000||$1.94||$2.00||$2.05||$2.16|
Prices of clones are determined by quantity ordered and date. To lock in a certain price, a 20% deposit must be put down on the full quantity you wish to purchase. Full payment is required before clones are shipped.
Our premium strains have the highest CBD to THC ratio, with some being proprietary strains that are being introduced this year. Quantity is limited.