Cherry Wine: The Southern One
Best for: Warm climates with heavy rainfall and insect pressure, dual crop (flower + biomass)
Do not grow: If first hard freeze is in September or October
A true classic, Cherry Wine has been an industry champion and grower favorite for years. Alterra’s improved Cherry Wine is an ideal plant for southern latitudes with later harvest windows (October–November). This variety flourishes in high heat and humidity conditions. It’s feathery leaves and open growth structure helps this plant ward off common pests and diseases and allows the plant to be sturdy and solid in the presence of gail force winds (think hurricane-like winds for our friends in the Southeast!). On top of being able to take almost anything mother nature can throw at her, Cherry Wine produces titanic amounts of terpene rich flower that will knock your socks off. Cherry Wine is the perfect plant for boutique flower, biomass, or dual crop production in lower latitudes.
CBD ratio: 28:1 or better
CBD Content: 7.5–18%
Terpenes: Juicy ripe cherries, fresh pepper, hints of spice
Field Structure: 6’ x 6’ (width x height)
Planting Density: 2,000-3,000 plants per acre
Harvest Window: End of October to mid-November
*This is a protected variety. Breeding or propagating this variety is not permitted.