Plant characteristic continuity
Expect harvest yields to be consistent across all of your plants, unlike the variability that seed can introduce.
Reduced Barrier To Entry
Here are Roka Hemp, we recognized that we could leverage our existing experience with indoor grow facilities and produce quality clones. Our product is great for farmers who do not want to build a new infrastructure (lights, grow tents, planting pots, soil, nutrients, water and power) required to germinate from seed, and do not wish to hire additional staff to manage a new grow operation.
Clones allow farmers to avoid the risks associated with growing from seed. Traditional thinking is that you drop a seed in the ground, nurse it along and wait for the desired product (such as growing tomatoes). Plants grown from seed can yield a variety of traits from the two parents, similar to siblings in a family. Within a given lot of seed (even if advertised as female) there will be males which can have an adverse affect on the overall crop. It only takes a handful of males littered across a field to pollinate the entire crop. Once pollinated, the female plants will produce both flower and seed. This less desirable flower has a smaller about of CBD concentration.
Plant Characteristic Continuity
An alternative approach to seed is to create identical clones from extremely desirable mother plants. Roka Hemp, only clones from genetics that have been proven over numerous generations. Dictionary.com defines a clone as, "a cell, cell product, or organism that is genetically identical to the unit or individual from which it was derived".
Proven Mother Plants
Mother plants are carefully cut and trimmed as to prevent them from being over harvested, which would yield to less tolerant weather conditions. The process starts with feminized hemp seeds, which were used to grow the feminized hemp clones (eventual mothers) from which clones are cut. Through cloning, we create new harvests with exact replicas of our best performing plant characteristics such as flavor, profile, cannabinoid, yield, water needs, grow time, etc..
CBD & CBG Content
Roka Hemp, prides itself on producing low-THC, CBD-rich hemp clones and extremely popular CBG clones. As with all genetics, you must still follow best practice grow guidelines, and test early upon initial flowering or else THC levels will rise.
Why is this important to you?
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a compound found in hemp plants. If derived from hemp plants, CBD is legal in the U.S. The Farm Bill of 2018 legalized growing, processing, and selling hemp and hemp-derived products for commercial purposes in the United States. Prior to this legislation, only pilot programs and research studies were allowed to grow hemp.
From a growers perspective, it is important to recognize that CBD can be derived from hemp or cannabis, but if a hemp plant contains more than 0.3 percent THC (the active “high” ingredient in marijuana) it is then technically a “marijuana” plant, and must be destroyed. Buying clones from a proven source is very important!
Starting in 2020, we now offer the CBG clones. Cannabigerol (CBG) is a cannabinoid, meaning it’s one of the many chemicals found in cannabis plants. CBD and CBG are both nonintoxicating cannabinoids, meaning they won’t make you high