Hemp farmers enjoy the many benefits of growing Merlot. As the strain is a cross between two of our top performers, Merlot offers the best of both worlds. Merlot inherited the fast finishing time of Cherry Wine and the remarkable vigor of Berry Blossom. Moreover, Merlot’s amazing flowers and terpene profile are the perfect blend of both strains.
When planting, you can expect Merlot seeds to germinate in about 48 hours. With our incredible germination rate of near 95%, you can be assured that your Merlot CBD seeds will get the job done. High Grade Hemp Seed has industry-leading feminization rates of 1 male to 4,000 females.
The Merlot hemp strain is strong and grows well in many climates. Once flowering, Merlot will reach maturity at 8-9 weeks. In most regions, you can count on harvesting Merlot in late September or early October. This schedule gives you ample time to harvest while the weather is still warm. Our in-house farmers recommend planting 2,500 to 3,500 plants per acre.
Merlot regularly delivers between 2,500 and 3,000 lb per acre of dry plant material.
Merlot has a distinct terpene profile: sharp and robust. The terpenes are reminiscent of a freshly opened can of tennis balls and orange peel with undertones of rich chocolate and cherries jubilee. As an indica hemp strain, people enjoy the elevated mood and relaxing effects of Merlot flowers. With such unique characteristics, there is always demand for this popular strain of CBD hemp.
The terpene profile of Merlot makes the strain stand out from the rest. Merlot flowers feature a careful terpene blend of Myrcene, β-Caryophyllene, and a-Bisabolol. Myrcene is known for its relaxing effects, which are quite evident in Merlot. β-Caryophyllene and a-Bisabolol combine for a pleasing effect and elevated mood. These terpenes also work together to assist with ailments like chronic pain, insomnia, and anxiety.