Our seed is NOT genetically modified!
Our seed is NOT treated with any chemicals!
Our seed IS suitable for certified organic cultivation!
Click HERE for a three page PDF that has our seed prices and ordering instructions.
Click HERE for a five page PDF on practical farming tips for the FINOLA variety of oilseed hemp.
Click HERE for a quick, one page farmer’s check list.
Click HERE to download a 12 page PDF (31 MB) on FINOLA’s morphology and development, with pictures.
Most FINOLA growers have good results, some not. Click HERE for a one page list of the 10 most common reasons for failing with this oilseed crop. Please have a look at this document and avoid these common mistakes!
For more information on industrial production of hempseed grain, check out the Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance Hemp Production eGuide: http://www.hemptrade.ca/eguide
Description of the FINOLA oilseed hemp variety:
FINOLA is the shortest and fastest auto-flowering variety of hemp (i.e., non-drug Cannabis). This auto-flowering characteristic means that it will begin to produce flowers under constant lighting conditions, soon after the seed has emerged from the soil. It is dioecious, with distinct male and female plants. The crop typically begins to flower at 25-30 days after sowing, with males flowers being the easiest to see. Mature females do not branch significantly during their subsequent development, even when standing alone. It is a good source of CBD (cannabidiol), and results vary according to the growing conditions and time of harvest. For more information on FINOLA’s CBD potential, please go to this page.
Click HERE to download a 2.5 MB pdf that shows the development of FINOLA in pictures, with typical morphologic features of male and female plants, according to days after sowing. These pictures were taken in Finland (latitude 60 N), where most other varieties of hemp do not even release pollen, much less set seed. FINOLA will develop much faster at lower latitudes (40-50 N). We do not yet have good results for this variety within the tropical and sub-tropical latitudes of 30N and 30S. Yes, it will grow there, but it is very short and not so productive, and we do not encourage that.
FINOLA produces abundant hempseed grain at high latitudes (40-60 N). Our record yield for this variety is 3200 kg/hectare of clean, dried grain on a 100 hectare plot near latitude 50, under irrigation with conventional farming methods in Alberta, Canada. In Finland, near latitude 60, our best yield so far is 1600 kg/hectare. Near latitude 40, or best yield is 1800 kg/ha. This variety is typically very short and unproductive at latitudes below 30. FINOLA is typically planted in mid to late May and harvested about 100-120 days after sowing. Near latitude 40, a mature grain crop may be ready for harvest at 70 days after sowing.
Other Information for growing hemp in the EU:
See Annex I of the EUROPEAN COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1122/2009, which describes the EU methodologies that are supposed to be follwed for sampling industrial hemp fields and analyzing for THC (288 kB pdf). Be sure to understand that FINOLA hemp fields should be sampled for THC between 40-60 days after sowing! Sampling should be even earlier if the crop is under stress from drought or other reasons, such as weed competition.
Click HERE for practical information on EU regulation 1122/2009, and how this has been applied and mostly misapplied to the evaluation of THC in FINOLA (672 KB). This information carefully describes the inherent problems in EU regulations that concern THC in hemp, and helps us understand why these regulations unfairly favor monoecious varieties of fiber hemp over dioecious oilseed varieties, and also how these regulations favor hemp varieties from Central Europe over varieties from Northern and Eastern Europe.
In storage, FINOLA seed must protected from birds and rodents. These animals do not need to be educated about the nutritional value of FINOLA hempseed! For longer term storage, keep FINOLA in a dry, cool (+5 to +10 C) and dark storage place.
The Finola name and the seed-drop logo are trademarked.
The FINOLA variety of oilseed hemp is protected by OECD Plant Breeder Rights
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