Terpenes from seed to sale
Of course, no machine can protect terpenes that just aren’t there, which means the process must start in the field. In 2018, the Humboldt Seed Company launched what it calls “The World’s Largest Phenotype Hunt,” an effort to collect and analyze as any different cannabis cultivars as possible with a focus on terpenes. “Cannabis is one of the most diverse terpene-producing plants in the world” Said founder and CEO Nat Pennington. “There are hundreds of millions of potential outcomes.”
As part of its search, Humboldt Seed developed a numerical rating system for cannabis plants, and Pennington says terpenes are often the highest-weighted part of the rating. It’s so important to differentiate yourself in this industry, and one of the best ways to do that is with unique terpenes, Pennington said.