Our commitment to sustainable natural cultivation and optimal greenhouse conditions ensures the ultimate expression of each phenotype we cultivate. Color, shape, aroma, trichomes and resin production are all optimized by the extraordinary care, natural sunlight and controlled environment of our organic greenhouse grow. Our choices translate into extraordinary cannabis flower that reflects our commitment and dedication to quality.
At Rio Cucharas Valley Artisan Cannabis™ our strains are grown using methods that would meet USDA organic certification standards*. Our natural and sustainable cultivation methods work in harmony with nature rather than against it. Our proprietary techniques achieve good crop yields and extraordinary quality without harming the natural environment or the people who live and work in it.
Our approach to developing and maintaining good soil structure and fertility uses the following:
Our approach to control of pests, diseases and weeds includes
Most importantly our approach to sustainable operation involves the very careful use of our precious water resource obtained from our name sake the Rio Cucharas via the City of Walsenburg Water Works.
*The USDA does not currently provide organic certification for any cannabis cultivation.
Rio Cucharas Valley Artisan Cannabis™ has installed a 5 stage custom irrigation water treatment system consisting of automatic pH control, fluoride removal, chlorine removal, pre filtration and membrane ultrafiltration that filters down to .02 microns, physically removing particulate, turbidity, bacteria, virus and cysts that may be in the water.
Weekly water analysis and system maintenance is performed to assure irrigation water of unquestionable quantity and quality that ensures optimal cultivation conditions for our artisan cannabis. The water from the irrigation water treatment system is utilized daily in our greenhouse and in preparation of Sammy’s Super Mineral Blend natural growth medium.
When it comes to natural and sustainable cultivation for healthy living, few people understand the term “Brix” better than our Agronomist, Larry Strite and at Rio Cucharas Valley Artisan Cannabis™ we have implemented a weekly Brix Testing program under Mr. Strite’s guidance that ensures the health and vitality of the strains we cultivate. Brix is the measurement of sucrose and minerals in your plants and a higher brix level, improves plant quality and taste while controlling insects, fungi and disease in a natural and sustainable way. Mr. Strite has a long history of success in the U.S. and 30 other countries where the goal of high quality natural agricultural products has been met using Mr. Strite’s revolutionary growing medium. As more and more consumers consider the long term dangers of chemicals and pesticides, cultivators in many agricultural sectors are turning to this natural alternative.
Based on Mr. Strite’s foundational agronomy products, Rio Cucharas Valley Brands offers “Sammy’s Super Mineral Blend,” a natural growing medium with the right combination of sucrose and minerals to help your plants achieve a superior level of Brix while eliminating dangerous chemicals and pesticides. This healthier blend also yields the optimal flavors, quality and potency found in our “Rio Cucharas Valley Artisan Cannabis™” ensuring the satisfaction of your customers. Cultivators interested in a natural growth medium that eliminates the need for synthetic chemicals and pesticides can now purchase “Sammy’s Super Mineral Blend” at our distribution site in Walsenburg, CO.
The list of strains cultivated during 2016 are as shown below.
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Whole Wet Plants
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Rio Cucharas Valley Artisan Cannabis Brand is proudly cultivated with the permission of Rio Cuchasas Valley Branding, LLC by Twin Peaks Joint Venture, LLC.
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