BOAX / OTTO II
Breeding to Meet the “Tri-Crop” Needs
At Colorado Breeders Depot, we are very proud of our newly-released tri-crop non-feminized hemp varietal ‘Boax.’ This is a selection we’ve been working with for years and will start filling the need for reliable, tri-crop hemp genetics.
In average conditions, Boax produces an impressive average of:
- 1000 lbs of 9-12 percent CBD biomass
- 1000 lbs of hemp grain
- Two tons of hemp fiber
No Need to Worry about Accidental Pollination
Unlike growing for cannabinoids – when pollination is avoided at all costs to ensure female-only flowers – with tri-crop varietals, a hemp farmer WANTS to produce pollen to create a grain crop. This means the worry of avoiding potential cross-pollination (from a rogue male or a neighboring crop) is gone.
Growing Tri-Crop Hemp Is Easier and Cheaper
When planting for hemp fiber, best practices are to direct-seed your crop much more densely to encourage tall, straight stalks. This has the added advantage of quickly creating a dense canopy and shading out weeds.
Cultivation requirements and weed-control are easily mechanized with equipment most farmers already have. Tri-crop hemp varieties are grown in methods similar to producing corn or other commodity crops, using the same equipment with hemp-specific modifications.
Added up all together, our tri-crop varietal Boax offers the diversity of multiple revenue streams; ease, efficiency, and low-cost production; no worries about cross-pollination; plus reliably high yields across all three classes — food, fiber, and pharma!