Cannabis propagation is the creation and multiplication of new cannabis plants via seed or clone. When it comes to Asheville Craft Cannabis, we choose plants from the highest quality stock, select the most desirable traits from among thousands of samples and then focus on the most pure options for our customers.
Common guidelines for cloning cannabis;l
- Every new strain that's taken on should be grown in a controlled environment and tracked daily throughout its vegetative growth process.
- Identify outstanding strains for their heartiness, structure, appetite, and ability to endure environmental stresses.
- The winners move on to the next stage, which is flowering.
- Final genetic selections are made based on flower yield, cannabinoid testing levels and compliance, and their ideal growing environment.
Plants start in a bio-controlled, indoor propagation facility. With multiple layers of bio-security and climate control, the plants grown are given a clean slate from the beginning. Entry to the facility features a UV and hepa-filtered double airlock where the air is disinfected and exchanged. The walls and floors of each room are seamed together, and pressure tested to eliminate air exchange. This control chamber ensures mitigation of outside contaminants.
Chosen plants are propagated through aeroponic cloning for fast, extensive root system development without pests, pathogens, or diseases. Cuttings should be taken from mother plants that grow indoors under LED lights that produce a light spectrum similar to natural sunlight. Clones avoid the shock of being transplanted into a new environment.
To avoid genetic drift after repeated generations of cloning, periodically refresh our mother plants by live tissue culture storage and propagation. This 'refreshing' preserves the best strains' original genetic stock, maintains consistency, and retains the seed mothers' potential.
As our catalog of cannabis strains and unique phenotypes grows, we constantly searching for the next best grow from out local, sustainably sourced partners.
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