Benefits of Growing CBG Cultivars
Cannabigerol (CBG) is a cannabinoid gaining attention in the cannabis community due to its potential therapeutic properties. However, producing CBG products has been a significant challenge in the past due to its low natural concentration in cannabis plants.
Thanks to recent advances in selective breeding techniques, high potency CBG flower is now available and economically viable to produce consumer products. In this article, we'll explore the benefits of growing CBG cannabis strains and how these new breeding techniques have made it possible to produce high-quality, potent CBG cultivars.
The Mother Cannabinoid - What is CBG?
CBG is nicknamed the "mother cannabinoid" because it is the precursor to all other cannabinoids. During the early stages of plant development, CBG is converted into other cannabinoids, such as cannabidiol (CBD), tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), or other minor cannabinoids.
Despite its potential medical benefits, CBG has been largely overlooked due to the difficulty of extracting significant amounts of the cannabinoid from the plant. However, by selective breeding techniques, growers have successfully created high-potency CBG strains that contain less than 0.3% THC, making them Farm Bill compliant.
The Benefits of Growing CBG Strains
New CBG-dominant cultivars allow growers to offer significant levels of CBG and open more opportunities in the cannabinoid hemp market. The benefits of growing CBG strains include the following:
- Increased Profitability – With the development of high-potency CBG strains, growers now have access to a valuable new tool for increasing profitability. CBG strains typically sell for a higher price than traditional cannabis strains.
- Diversification of product offerings – Growing CBG varieties allows companies to develop exciting products or attract new clients.
- Solidifying a position in an emerging market – CBG is still novel to the novice cannabis consumer. Now's the time to earn market share by taking advantage of the recent advancements in cannabis breeding.
CBG Limonene, developed by Trilogene Seeds, has an impressive CBG content of 15.7%, making it one of the most potent CBG strains available. In addition to its high CBG content, CBG Limonene also contains THC levels of just under 0.3% and a high concentration of limonene, a terpene known for its citrusy aroma and potential anti-inflammatory properties.
Another CBG-dominant strain is CBGamit; with a CBG content of 14.7%, THC levels of 0.1%, and a unique flavor profile, it is perfect for smokeable flower or cannabinoid extraction. In addition, the strain is fast-growing, resilient to pests, and boasts a tall, uniform stature.
Embrace the Future of Hemp - Grow High CBG Strains
These high-potency CBG cultivars represent a significant breakthrough, offering growers and consumers access to a valuable new cannabinoid. If you'd like more information on CBG seeds, contact us for a free consultation.