All Hemp genetics are bred by transferring pollen onto a female plant.
The resulting seeds are considered a genetically specific cultivar.
All Cultivars have multiple phenotypic variability; although they share the same male and female, they express differently. Think of it like siblings from the same parents. One kid has green eyes and one has brown eyes. The same goes for hemp phenotypic variability. Phenotypes of the same genetics can express in different ways. This can affect their grow time and flowering cycle.
The most important thing for a clone producer is determining which phenotype of each specific genetic is the best of that strain, recording all the data for that particular phenotype and educating customers on performance expectations for that plant in their field.
At Royale Botanicals, all the cultivars for our mother stock plants, used to produce future clones, go through a rigorous selection process before being introduced to the market. That applies to all cultivars and all mother stock plants, whether they are bred in-house or well-established cultivars on the market.
The total time we invest into selecting the best phenotypes from a hemp cultivar we bred in-house, or genetics from another breeder, is just under 2 years. Only then we feel confident to offer these genetics to farmers, as our mission is to deliver superior clones to our customers, who in turn have a successful growing season.