We’re here to support farmers
Choosing High Grade genetics is a wise investment. All of our varietals are proven performers, produced with your end-result in mind.
Our CBD and CBG cultivars have a five year track record of field performance. From improved auto flower lines to early finishers and CBG varietals, we are constantly developing and releasing innovative new strains of high-quality hemp.
Our goal is to make sure farmers can grow proven, strong and diverse hemp seed genetics.
Why is starting with High Grade genetics so important?
We are committed to producing high quality feminized hemp seeds and hemp seed starts. When you’re working with genetics like High Grade’s, you can ensure you are starting with the right investment. We understand the demand in the marketplace. Contact our sales team at and they can help you determine the best products to meet your needs.
What is the germination rate of HG seeds?
We are committed to producing high quality feminized hemp seeds and hemp seed starts. When you’re working with genetics like High Grade’s, you can ensure you are starting with the right investment. We understand the demand in the marketplace. Contact our sales team and they can help you determine the best products to meet your needs. Based on tests in our lab and with CSU, the vast majority of our seed lots will germinate at above 95%. To us, quality control is of utmost importance. Our processes like pollinating indoors, SOP’s for seed cleaning and QC help us provide you with the best seed possible. We look at every batch before it’s delivered, and in 2020, we are going further, by implementing a seed priming process. Priming helps regulate the seed’s temperature and moisture content. This brings the seed closer to the point of germination, further supporting our goal of consistency and product yield. We are registered as a seed seller and required by the Colorado Department of Agriculture to follow labeling and requirements for seed sold within our State. Each batch sold in Colorado will include a seed label that will include germination rates as well as other useful information. In addition, we provide extra seeds with each order to give you even more confidence.
What is the CBD content of each variety?
Like with any varietal, CBD and CBG percentages may vary. Because we start with genetics, our goal is always to provide you with the best potential for success. End percentages are tough to quantify upfront as there are many variables to consider: techniques for growing, growing climate & conditions, harvest process, etc. We inform our process with testing, and recommend our customers do the same. We recommend Botanacor as a third party testing partner in Colorado.
Are your varieties below 0.3% THC?
Unlike other states, compliance has always been tightly regulated in Colorado, where laws dictating total THC levels and rigorous compliance testing have been part of hemp producers’ long-standing standard operating procedures. We’ve been working within CDA requirements of total THC since 2016. We work with both third party and first party labs to provide you with compliant product. COA’s are provided during the sale process. As with any crop, hemp requires care when growing, so we recommend developing a clear testing plan before you grow.
Does hemp require testing throughout?
Yes. New rules will mandate that you monitor plants closely. We recommend that you have a plan in place that can be executed based on the needs of the plant and COA’s. We inform our process with testing at least every two weeks (after 30 days), and recommend our customers do the same. We also use Botanacor as a third party testing partner, here in Colorado.
What is your feminization rate?
Over the past four years, we’ve averaged a 99.98% female ratio in multimillion seed populations across the nation for field and greenhouse production. By purchasing true feminized seeds, you reduce the risk of males. With hemp, males and hermaphrodite plants can appear in any crop. Typically, we see about one male for 4,000-5,000 plants we grow. Ask about our SOP’s to ensure males are culled quickly.
Is hemp suited for my growing area?
It’s amazing to see how well hemp does in most regions. Since the Farm Bill was passed, many new states are now growing hemp and many more countries are also working to cultivate in their regions. To find out more about your region, we recommend speaking with your local Department of Agriculture and/or Agronomist.
How do I figure out how many seeds to buy?
We’re here to help you with that process. Once you determine your acreage, we can help inform which varietals and quantities will meet your needs.
Can I plant seed directly into the ground or should I transplant?
We offer both seeds and seed starts to ensure that what you are planting has the best potential for success. Different regions call for different varietals. Primarily, this is dependent on photoperiods, especially with flower duration and how long it takes plants to mature. Talk to us about your region and we can help determine the best HG products for you.
What is your seed order minimum?
Our minimums vary based on varietals and pricing. Many of our varietals have MOQ as low as 1,000.
Does High Grade provide processing services?
Our focus is on everything related to hemp seed genetics. There are many companies who focus primarily on processing. Reach out to us and we can help you connect with the right people.
What does your contract agreement include?
All of our seeds are produced leveraging High Grade technologies. You are not allowed to breed, propagate, multiply, clone, sell or transfer our seeds. We take pride in our product and as many breeders will know, cross-breeding, cloning and third-party selling does not necessarily equate to a superior product and it often restricts our ability to control the process.
Do you require a deposit?
Yes. We take our relationship with customers very seriously. In an effort to honor this, we do require a deposit upfront to make sure we get you seeds and/or starts, when you need them. With any business, pre-planning on behalf of both parties is preferred. HG will not reserve any seed until the deposit is received.