An interview with Halle Pennington, a products executive at Humboldt Seed Company (HSC)
Halle, is responsible for leading the company’s yearly phenotype hunts to find the best cannabis genetics. Pennington, mentored by her father Nathaniel Pennington, the founder of HSC, grew up with cannabis as a crop and gradually became involved in the business. She discusses her experiences in the industry, the process of selecting plants during phenotype hunts, and the importance of factors like vigor, mold resistance, trichome density, and color in choosing exceptional plants. HSC conducts in-house testing for THC levels and emphasizes the significance of visual observations in the selection process. Pennington highlights the company’s focus on developing new genetics and ensuring accessibility to quality cannabis seeds. She also mentions upcoming projects and expresses her love for fruity terpene profiles, particularly mentioning Jelly Donutz and her ideal combination of Blueberry Muffin and Hella Jelly strains.