1. Well-packaged, clean seed with a label that conforms to federal law.
  2. Get to know the company. Outlandish claims like 100% feminization, 100% germination, and extremely high or low cannabinoid content should be validated by respectable 3rd party data.
  3. Proof of stability: Stability means the variety has performed consistently for several generations. Asking for current and parent seed data can help determine if the genetics are stable. Stability is essential for THC content. Well-bred seed should have compliant THC content across at least 2-3 generations.
  4. AOSCA certified seed: This is 3rd third-party validation that the seed has been grown according to AOSCA Standards to maintain genetic purity. Seed lots that complete the seed certification process qualify for the official “Blue” Certified seed tag.
  5. Seed that has been bred for your production methods and equipment.
  6. Seed that has demonstrated performance in your region or has been bred using data-based breeding.
  7. Understand the market the variety serves. Identify customers for your crop before you plant.