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Industrial Hemp Seeds – Fiber and Grain Varieties

Rohrer Seeds has signed an exclusive partnership agreement with Fiacre Enterprises (headquartered in Virginia) to sell and distribute top-of-the-line industrial hemp seed varieties. Our focus is on industrial fiber and grain varieties that have been 100% certified and tested in the United States and have been approved and tested by American universities and farmers. Rohrer Seeds has been sourcing, selling and distributing high quality seeds and supplies for over 100 years!

The varieties listed below are all 100% tested and certified and proven to be successfully grown and harvested in the US. Our many repeat customers would tell you that it is incredibly important to know what you grow!

All varieties of hemp seed are sold and shipped in 50lb bags (22.68kg) The minimum order is 1 bag. Discounts are available for bulk orders.

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“Hliana”: Grain or Dual

Growth Characteristics:

Height: 8-11 feet

Vegetation period: 115 – 120 days

Fiber content: 30 – 32%

THC content: 0.007%.
Monoecious.

Harvest potential:
Straw: 7,000 – 9,000 lbs / acre*
Grain: 900 – 1,150 lbs / acre

Fiber Quality Indicators:
Burst load: 30 – 38 daN
Linear density: 30 – 35 tex
Number: 7.0 – 7.5
* more if planted densely for straw only

“Hlesia”: Grain or Dual

Growth Characteristics:

Vegetation period: 115 – 120 days

Fiber content: 28 – 30%

THC content: 0.001%

Monoecious.

Harvest potential:

Straw: 6,000 to 9,000 lbs / acre

Grain: 900 to 1,350 lbs / acre

Fiber Quality Indicators:

Burst load: 32 – 40 daN

Linear density: 32 – 42 tex

The variety is characterized by high grain yield

“Hlukhivs’ki 51” (H-51): High Fiber Yield

Growth Characteristics:

Height: 10 to14 ft

Vegetation period: 120 -125 days

THC content: 0.003%.

Monoecious.

Harvest Potential:
Straw: 10,000to15,000 lbs / acre

Grain: 450 to 650 lbs/ acre

Fiber Quality Indicators:
Burst load: 35 -38 daN

Linear density: 30 -37 tex

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Industrial hemp seeds

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Hemp, (Cannabis sativa), also called industrial hemp, plant of the family Cannabaceae cultivated for its fibre (bast fibre) or its edible seeds. Hemp is sometimes confused with the cannabis plants that serve as sources of the drug marijuana and the drug preparation hashish. Although all three products—hemp, marijuana, and hashish—contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a compound that produces psychoactive effects in humans, the variety of cannabis cultivated for hemp has only small amounts of THC relative to that grown for the production of marijuana or hashish.

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Physical description

The hemp plant is a stout, aromatic, erect annual herb. The slender canelike stalks are hollow except at the tip and base. The leaves are compound with palmate shape, and the flowers are small and greenish yellow. Seed-producing flowers form elongate, spikelike clusters growing on the pistillate, or female, plants. Pollen-producing flowers form many-branched clusters on staminate, or male, plants.

Cultivation and processing

Hemp originated in Central Asia. Hemp cultivation for fibre was recorded in China as early as 2800 bce and was practiced in the Mediterranean countries of Europe early in the Christian era, spreading throughout the rest of Europe during the Middle Ages. It was planted in Chile in the 1500s and a century later in North America.

Hemp is grown in temperate zones as an annual cultivated from seed and can reach a height of up to 5 metres (16 feet). Crops grow best in sandy loam with good drainage and require average monthly rainfall of at least 65 mm (2.5 inches) throughout the growing season. Crops cultivated for fibre are densely sowed and produce plants averaging 2–3 metres (6–10 feet) tall with almost no branching. Plants grown for oilseed are planted farther apart and are shorter and many-branched. In fibre production, maximum yield and quality are obtained by harvesting soon after the plants reach maturity, indicated by the full blossoms and freely shedding pollen of the male plants. Although sometimes pulled up by hand, plants are more often cut off about 2.5 cm (1 inch) above the ground.

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Fibres are obtained by subjecting the stalks to a series of operations—including retting, drying, and crushing—and a shaking process that completes separation from the woody portion, releasing the long, fairly straight fibre, or line. The fibre strands, usually over 1.8 metres (5.8 feet) long, are made of individual cylindrical cells with an irregular surface.

Products and uses

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The fibre, longer and less flexible than flax, is usually yellowish, greenish, or a dark brown or gray and, because it is not easily bleached to sufficiently light shades, is rarely dyed. It is strong and durable and is used for cordage—e.g., twine, yarn, rope, cable, and string—and for artificial sponges and such coarse fabrics as sacking (burlap) and canvas. In Italy some hemp receives special processing, producing whitish colour and attractive lustre, and is used to make fabric similar to linen. Hemp fibre is also used to make bioplastics that can be recyclable and biodegradable, depending on the formulation.

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The edible seeds contain about 30 percent oil and are a source of protein, fibre, and magnesium. Shelled hemp seeds, sometimes called hemp hearts, are sold as a health food and may be eaten raw; they are commonly sprinkled on salads or blended with fruit smoothies. Hemp seed milk is used as an alternative to dairy milk in drinks and recipes. The oil obtained from hemp seed can be used to make paints, varnishes, soaps, and edible oil with a low smoke point. Historically, the seed’s chief commercial use has been for caged-bird feed.

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Other hemps

Although only the hemp plant yields true hemp, a number of other plant fibres are called “hemp.” These include Indian hemp (Apocynum cannabinum), Mauritius hemp (Furcraea foetida), and sunn hemp (Crotalaria juncea).

The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica This article was most recently revised and updated by Melissa Petruzzello, Assistant Editor.

Hemp, cannabis plant cultivated for its useful bast fiber and nutritious edible seeds. The variety of cannabis cultivated for hemp fiber and hemp seeds has only small amounts of psychoactive THC relative to cannabis grown for the production of marijuana or hashish.