For almost two decades, Old Courthouse Nursery has built a reputation as an industry leader in the ornamental plant industry. We have developed our niche and built our network by matching our production to our customers' needs and supporting growers from GA to NY. They know they will get top quality plants for field planting and potting up when it is time to plant: Our production feeds their production and we rely on one another to grow plants and our businesses.
We are applying that same grower focused business model and production scheduling to our CBD hemp production.
Our experience, knowledge and propagation/growing skills allow us to produce top quality CBD hemp plants for farmers and growers who are licensed to participate in hemp pilot programs.
We have done an extensive amount of propagation to feed our own ornamental production for years and have learned to root a wide range of species and plant types. We did NOT decide to be propagators when hemp came on the scene in the last couple years like many other hemp producers. We used our knowledge and years of experience as nurserymen and propagators to learn the Cannabis plant and then scaled our production up from there.
To learn more about our company and see how we do things, visit our nursery website at: www.oldcourthousenurserync.com
We will be focusing our production on 72 count DEEP trays (1.56" width x 3" depth plugs) this spring. We chose this size to maximize root mass but still be sized to where they can fit through most standard mechanical planters. After trying numerous types of rooting media, we landed on a peat and perlite mix that the plants root well in and will also transplant well to field soils.
Contact us for more info about sizes of specific crops or for more information on future crops.
If you are comparing our products and prices to other growers, make sure you consider the mass of the roots and size of the plants offered. We are focused on growing larger "starter plants", (not just small rooted cuttings) that will establish quickly, have low mortality and maximize your harvest.
Our plants also get a steady supply of beneficial insects released on them, are fed with periodic fertigation and are sprayed and drenched with biological stimulants to increase overall soil and plant health.
You might find cheaper alternatives, but we don't think you will find a better value on CBD hemp plants than we offer at Old Courthouse Nursery
We are currently set up to produce BaOX, T1, Cherry B and Cherry Citrus (detailed descriptions of the varieties are listed after the pricing page) and we have recently added 'Berry Blossom' and 'Therapy' to our mix and will have them available for spring sales. We have other varieties on the way that we will be adding to the mix as well and are willing to trade varieties we have for other genetics we don't have.
We want to obtain as many viable strains as possible to trial them ourselves and to get them to farmers to be evaluated in the field. We feel it is way too early in the game to know which varieties are best suited for our climate and soils without more growing cycles to really see what they can and can't do. One or two seasons is not adequate to properly evaluate a variety of any type of plant, especially one that hasn't been grown in our area in many years. We are encouraging our customers to plant multiple varieties and not "put all their eggs in one basket" in case one variety has unforeseen issues. It is also a benefit to have multiple varieties to stagger flowering/harvest times which allows growers to manage labor and drying space more effectively.
We flowered our first crop in the greenhouse this summer and have another crop flowering now that will be ready in late February/early March. If you have needs for greenhouse grown, climate controlled cured flower then let us know.
72 plugs per tray, 1.56" Wd x 3" depth per plug
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We had hoped to get more feedback on the performance of these varieties from our customers last year but hurricane Florence destroyed or affected so many of our customers' crops that we weren't able to get as much info as we wanted. We did get some feedback and plan to get lots more this season. If you have any input, good or bad, on these varieties or have others you would like us to grow for you then let us know. We are also buying and trading for as many different viable strains as we can get that have necessary testing paperwork so contact us if you have other varieties available.
At this early stage in the development of all aspects of the hemp industry (we like to say the whole industry is still one big expensive experiment at this point), we suggest you try as many varieties as possible to see how they perform on your land. This includes what we offer and any other varieties you can find from other suppliers as well. There is wide variance from strain to strain and in growing conditions from farm to farm so with at most a couple years of real world field testing we do not think there is enough historical data for it to be the best idea to go with all one variety. We also suggest you look at more than just CBD percentage when selecting varieties. CBD is obviously very important but just because someone has a COA showing high CBD content, it doesn't mean that is a superior variety. You could be better off with a strain that is tough as nails and can take field grown conditions that tests lower in CBD than one that showed high CBD on a COA from a greenhouse or indoor grow. It is all about what you are able to harvest and sell so if you have a variety with an impressive COA but unimpressive field performance then that is not going to translate into a successful harvest or hemp operation.
The varieties below are listed in the order that they flower/mature so keep that in mind with your planning. Planting several varieties may help you stagger your harvest which can stagger labor needs, drying space and other logistics of growing, harvesting and drying.
This variety flowers and finishes much earlier than the other varieties we offer and is also earlier than many other varieties we have heard about in the market. It flipped to flower earlier and finished in early September in Eastern NC. This may be a good strain to stagger your harvest, let you get flower to market before other growers have product and possibly grow and finish before the peak of hurricane season (the sooner a variety is out of the field the less likely you are to have issues). It wasn't as high of a CBD level as some other varieties but has other positive qualities we feel make it a good option in your mix.
NCDA Total Delta 9 THC Test: Crop Tested 8/14/18: .2%
Of all the varieties we grew, T1 was the most stout stemmed/framed, had the densest flower and strongest smelling flower of all the varieties we grew. It's aroma is a mix of tractor tire air, a fish market dumpster in the summertime and watermelon Jolly Ranchers (just kidding, it definitely has a distinct smell but we don't really go down the rabbit hole of crazy aroma descriptions, everyone interprets smells differently. We have samples we can show you if you want to smell it for yourself).
We had really good results with it in the greenhouse and feel it is a great option for smokable flower markets. It does seem to be a slower grower and wants to stay drier on the front end of the growing process so we would suggest it for your most well drained land and it could be planted earlier in the season without it getting too big through the growing cycle.
NCDA Total Delta 9 THC Test: Crop Tested 9/28/18: .1%, Crop Tested 2/7/19: .2%
CBD: We hit 12% on a crop we had to harvest early because of issues the hurricane caused but think (and have read and heard from several sources) that it could be 14-15% if it went to maturity.
Whether you call it "Bay-Ox" or "Box" (we call it "Box"), this variety is a good option for growers, was the most vigorous variety we grew and had the highest CBD levels of all the varieties we grew last year. Lots of growers had bad experiences (blow over, mortality, severe stress) due to it having root issues but we think that was more a result of overgrown clones with girdling root issues than an issue with the genetics of the variety itself. It doesn't have as strong of a frame/branching as some varieties but we had customers in the coastal plains that had it make it through the hurricane with minimal structural damage so we feel like it is strong enough to support its self.
We expect this to be the variety we produce and sell the most of this year.
NCDA Total Delta 9 THC Test: Crop Tested 9/28/18 .1%, Crop Tested 2/7/19 .22%
CBD: We hit 17-19% on our crop but had to harvest early due to hurricane issues. We feel we would have hit 20%+ if we could have let it finish and that it will be one of the higher testing varieties available.
This variety is a stout framed Cherry selection that has good vigor and flowers the latest of all our varieties which makes it another option to use as a stagger against other varieties. It's late flowering characteristic gives growers the options to plant it later in the season and we had several growers plant as late as early July with this variety and still get good sized plants by harvest time. For this and all varieties, planting later on tighter spacing can be an option to consider since plants will have a shorter vegetative cycle and won't get as big as they would if they were planted earlier.
NCDA Total Delta 9 THC Test: Crop Tested 9/28/18 < .1 %
Clone producers are required to get any varieties that they add to their mix flowered and tested by the NCDA before they can sell clones off of them even if they have NCDA paperwork from the grower they got their plants from. We suggest you make sure other liner suppliers you are considering are compliant so that you will be compliant as well.
We have some these varieties going through the flowering/testing process now, and will be adding other varieties moving forward. We plan to have more varities approved in time to supply them to growers for spring planting. We will update descriptions on them once we are approved to sell them :
Therapy, Berry Blossom, Cherry Mom, Sweetened, Franklin and Lifter
We are striving to learn all we can about hemp production, build a network of reputable growers and help NC be a worldwide leader in CBD hemp production.
We would love to have some of our plants in your greenhouse or fields. Please contact us if you have any questions.
323 Old Courthouse Road, Warsaw, NC 28398
We stay very busy with at the nursery so we can not take visitors without prior notice. Please call ahead if you would like to come by to discuss an order and see the plants we are offering. We are available BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Monday-Friday 7:30-4:30