Our heavy yielding classic, Lifter, is named after the "Mortgage Lifter" heirloom tomato variety, as a dedication to our mom, the queen of heirloom tomatoes and hillside gardening. She taught us how to cultivate, both in the field and the garden of life--we're forever in her debt for gently shepherding us into adulthood with our curiosity, resilience, and passion for life intact. She was busy--as she is every Mother's Day--supplying the community with flats of her famous tomato starts, knowing that those little plants will spread joy and sustenance. She's responsible for a lot of "ripples in the pond," guilty of making the world a much better place for those around her, and inspiring the name behind our flagship variety--a perfect encapsulation of what she does for all around her. Lifter. Thanks mom, we love you.
And the world loves Lifter. Introduced in 2018, Lifter has rewarded farmers with tremendous yields, consistency, and cannabinoid content, year after year. Field trials against a number of other commercial varieties at the University of Vermont in 2020 demonstrated that Lifter was top in class for overall biomass yield, total flower yield, and total cannabinoids per acre, second in average cannabinoid content (1st: Suver Haze), and performed well against pests and pathogens--all while being harvested earlier than the competition due to its rapid flower onset following solstice. The very same variety that outperformed in trials also won many trimmed flower competitions around the country. In diploid form, she is truly at the head of the class and a high-water mark for the first era of hemp re-legalization in the US.
🌱The new triploid version introduced for 2021--Lifter Seedless and Sour Lifter Seedless--move the bar even higher. Triploid versions of Lifter are impervious to pollen and sterile, higher yielding, have visually denser resin coverage, and present stronger olfactory notes compared to their diploid counterparts. Our whole team (mom included) is excited to share the next evolutionary leap forward in cannabis cultivation with farmers around the world.
Check out the University of Vermont Field Trial results for yourself here!