Things to consider for Seeds & Seedlings
- Certificates of Analysis (COA) from an accredited lab (as many as possible for this stock, parent stock, sister stock, etc)
- Certificates of Analysis (COA) from an accredited lab
- Crop from which seed was harvested
- Non-pollinated flower grown from that seed (which is a better measure of what you can expect the seeds to produce).
- Germination report (suggest minimum 90%)
- Sex test (suggest targeting 98% female)
- What generation (f1, f2, f3, etc., (generally speaking, higher numbers indicate more stable genetics)
- Purity test (free from noxious weeds)
- any pesticide, herbicide, fungicide, mildicide, insecticide, etc. used on parent stock (some may become systemic)
- Germination Rate
- Female : Male Ratio
- What Generation (f1, f2, f3, etc.)?
- Generally the further along (bigger the #), the better
- f3+ preferred
- Phytosanitary Test
- Purity Test
- Were they created by open pollination or a direct application of feminized pollen?
- If by fem pollen, where was it sourced and accompanying info (same as above) for source stock
- Is the farm they were created at certified organic? or GMP?
- Ask for pics/videos of all stages (germ, differentiation, veg, transition, early/middle/late bloom, post harvest, biomass, etc)
- Same for parent, pollen donor, and sister stock
- Any pesticide, herbicide, fungicide, mildicide, insecticide, etc. used on parent stock (some may become systemic)
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