A beginner’s guide to CBG clones
There’s a tide sweeping across the hemp industry, that of CBG Clones. It is the hottest topic among farmers offline and online.
The wave of CBG clones enthusiasts has caused the demand for CBG clones to soar.
One, for the risk, it eliminates; risk, of knowing the sex of the hemp plant, risk, of THC limit compliance in the plant. Why? Because cloning is one sure way to preserve and guarantee the genes of a plant.
The elimination of this risk gives farmers certainty and assurance that they are not playing bingo with their investment.
Two, CBG retails at a higher market price compared to other cannabinoids like CBD. The price for certainty which CBG clones provide is steep. Farmers and investors recoup their investment by pricing their products a lot higher, sometimes four times higher than other cannabinoids. This makes CBG a much more lucrative crop. Justifiably, CBG clones come with some size in them – this gives farmers a head start as they don’t have to start from seedbeds.
For these two primary reasons, the demand for CBG clones has arrested farmers’ attention so much so that most farmers have to get into a waiting list to purchase high-quality CBG clones.
The demand is hot, to say the least.
With fast run-away demand and another reality – scanty information about CBG clones – many farmers are ripe for a rip-off.
When we are asked, what is the most important factor to consider when purchasing CBG clones? Often, the answer is along the lines of, firstly, get an education, learn and learn a little bit more about CBG clones. Like you will soon learn, there are several overlapping factors you have to acquaint yourself with.
Secondly, as much as you educate yourself, you are still at the mercy of the person selling you the CBG clones.
That is why it is important to work with a company like Arizona Hemp Consultants that is licensed and certified
In this article, I share about CBG clones. I answer some of the frequently asked questions we get about CBG clones – all this, in the hope that you can make an informed decision when you choose to surf the CBG clone wave.
What you will learn from this article.
- What is CBG – Cannabigerol (CBG)?
- What is a CBG hemp Clone?
- Advantages of CBG Hemp Clones
- Alternatives to CBG Clones
- How to choose the best CBG Hemp Clones.
- How much do CBG Clones cost?
What is CBG - Cannabigerol (CBG)?
CBG, an acronym for Cannabigerol, is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid – it doesn’t alter brain function. Simply, it doesn’t give the high smoking marijuana does.
As a hemp plant grows, CBG is the first cannabinoid the plant produces; it is then transformed to CBD, THC, and many other cannabinoids earning it the title, “stem cell” or “mother” or “grandfather” of cannabinoids.
Because of this transformation, if a standard hemp plant is left to grow to full maturity– the hemp plant will produce a small amount of CBG compared to other cannabinoids like CBD.
With a CBG plant, a plant can grow to full maturity and still maintain or fall below the 0.3% total THC limit.
CBG has gained notorious interest because of its extensive use across multiple industries. This has fueled its demand. Demand farmers are keen to meet.
What is a CBG hemp Clone?
A CBG hemp clone is a cutting from a CBG mother plant. Unlike planting CBG seeds, you plant the cutting.
By being picky on the CBG mother plant, a farmer can ensure that an identical genetic makeup of a CBG hemp plant is grown in the whole garden, guaranteeing consistent results.
Advantages of CBG Hemp Clones
- CBG Clones take away a lot of guesswork. You will know whether the plant is male or female. You are sure of the genetic makeup of the plant resulting in a predictable product and yield.
- CBG Clones grow and mature faster than their seed-grown counterparts since they come with some size in them.
- The growing conditions of clones are consistent, requiring no adjustments between harvests.
Disadvantages of CBG Clones
- The main disadvantage of CBG Hemp Clones is they come along with all the issues – pests, bugs, disease – of the CBG mother plant.
- Unlike the seed-based plants that grow tap-roots, the roots of clones will sprout around the stem, limiting them on the nutrients that only a sinking tap-root can provide.
Alternatives to CBG Clones
Though CBG clones are a sure way to preserve and guarantee the genes of a plant, you can also grow CBG hemp plants from CBG seeds, and CBG starts.
You can also plant CBG hemp seeds or go for CBG hemp starts.
CBG hemp seeds come with their advantages and present a farmer with a cheaper way to start growing CBG hemp plants.
In addition to the lower cost, CBG hemp seeds have the advantage of a hemp plant that has a tap-root, which is essential for plant development.
Plus, it does not present the risk of pests and bugs and diseases that CBG clones can carry from the CBG mother plants.
How to choose the best CBG Hemp Clones?
A CBG clone is a good as its mother plant – like mother like daughter.
It is your prerogative to choose CBG clones from CBG mother plants that fit the genetic makeup, THC limits, and sex you desire. Like mother like daughter.
As you already know, CBG is very expensive compared to CBD. You stack the odds in your favor when you are aware beforehand of what to look for in a good CBG clone.
Knowing what you know about CBG plants
- Choose a CBG clone variety with high biomass.
CBG Biomass is the stalks and leaves of CBG plant after you harvest the flowers and seeds. Because you need a large amount of CBG biomass to extract CBG distillate and CBG isolate, you need to plant a CBG clone variety that produces a lot of biomass.
- Choose a CBG clone that produces a lot of CBG flower
The CBG flower is rich in Cannabigerol (CBG). It is a delicate and valuable part of a CBG plant. The more and high-quality CBG flower you can harvest, the better.
- Choose CBG clone with no psychoactive elements – Zero or a low THC level, but with a high volume of CBG.
- Consider the genealogical background of the CBG hemp clones you are buying.
It’s common to find vendors selling CBG clones without detailed information on the lineage of the clone.
But this information is vital. Remember, like mother like daughter.
You should find everything you want from your CBG clone for its mother. Knowing the mother will tell you if the plant is terpene-rich if it will have high biomass if it will produce a lot of flowers if it is resistant to disease and pests if it can withstand the growing conditions in your farms if it falls within the 0.3% THC level, and much more.
- Check the milled COA and flower COA for the percentage of CBG from the plant variety – between 15-20% CBG is good.
The Certificate of Analysis (COA) is a certificate showing the potency or – in the case of CBG – the percentage of CBG found in a hemp plant. The certificate is from a third-party laboratory that, through either a gas or a liquid chromatography test, tests for the potential potency of cannabis plants.
- Choose feminized CBG clones.
Feminizing plants is not new and exclusive to hemp plants. It’s been practiced by agriculturalists for hundreds of years.
Feminized CBG clones grow and flower faster than their male counterparts enables a faster harvest, which is suitable for investment since one can go to market sooner.
Secondly, unknowingly planting even a single male plant will lead to cross-pollination. Cross-pollination significantly affects the amount of CBG a plant produces. Besides, the cost of labor and time to identify and remove male plants is high.
To avoid all that, choose feminized CBG clones from the onset.
- Look at the roots of the clone, avoid clones with few and stubby roots, as well as those with yellow roots and those whose roots look like they are rotten.
Since CBG clones don’t come with tap-roots like CBG plants grown from seed, the clone must have roots that will enable it to grow when planted.
- Also, check the soil around the plant for pests, mold, or bugs.
If the CBG mother plant is affected with pests, mold, or bugs, then there is a high likelihood the CBG clones will come with them. Any sign of pests, mold or bugs around the soil is a tale-tale sign of trouble. Steer clear.
- Check the stalk and – especially under – the leaves of the CBG clone for bugs and pests.
Like with soil above, also check under the leaves of the CBG clones for bugs and pests. Shun any plants with bugs and pests.
- Leaves should have a vibrant green color. If there is any discoloring or if the leaves look deficient, don’t buy the CBG clone.
- Know the CBG to THC ratio of the genetics of the CBG clone variety. While it is nice to know that the plant contains a large percentage of CBG, your crop is only commercially viable if it has a THC level of less than 0.3%.
- Check for regulatory compliance with the state they are to be grown. Every state has a defined set of guidelines. The CBG clone you plant must fall within these guidelines. Purchasing CBG clones from a certified breeder or vendor is an excellent place to start since they only sell seeds and CBG clones that meet the regulatory requirements.
- Verify the track record of the vendor you intend to buy the CBG clones from.
In this business, it is easy for anyone to pass for genuine and reliable. It is vital to work with a hemp company that has a proven and reliable track record of delivering both quality CBG clones and the continual expertise that goes along with it.
Ask the breeder or vendor for references of farmers growing CBG hemp from their CBG clones. Customer testimony is essential to ascertain the quality of the plant.
How much do CBG Clones cost?
The price of CBG clones varies from vendor to vendor depending on the genetics and quality.
Here at Arizona Hemp Consultants, CBG clones go for $9.50-$12.00 for a minimum order of 2,000 clones. We provide small minimum orders for micro farmers.
If you intend to ride the CBG clones wave, be informed.
This article has hopefully taken you through the critical information you need to have at your fingertips when shopping for CBG clones for your farm.
However, what it doesn’t nullify or substitute professional advice.
My advice when it comes to shopping for a hemp partner is to find a licensed and reputable company to deal with.
Between the cost of land, CBG clones, supplies, tools, and labor – hemp farming does not come cheap. Why risk your investment with an unscrupulous vendor?
At Arizona Hemp Consultants, we take pride in our commitment to provide value to our clients.
We supply CBG Clones rich in terpene with high-quality biomass. CBG clones tested for under the 0 .3% THC regulatory limits with a CBG yield of over 10%.
We also have seedling trays, teens, and mother plants in our greenhouses.
Our value proposition is to walk with our clients through the whole journey from seed – in this case, CBG clones – to market.
We are available to answer your questions related to CBG clones or anything hemp. Contact us today.