Fast Growing Hemp Production Offers New Breed “Made in Denmark”
Rising hemp seed markets in Europe intensifies the demand for certified quality seeds. A new breed, also suitable for organic production, is ready to meet the high demands on both quality and quantity.
The speed of growth of hemp seed producer Møllerup Gods (Mollerup Estate) reflects a demand for quality hemp seeds and seed products in a growing world market. The seeds are grown both organically and conventionally at the estate while none are ever exposed to herbicides or pesticides.
Hemp seeds from Mollerup Estate are found in a wide range of food products from roasted seeds to salami, and in skin care and drinks products as well, all of them mainly in the estate’s own brand.
However, recent major expansions of the estate’s production of seeds are to target six foreign markets for quality hemp seeds, including seeds for planting. For the sake of quality assurance and production transparency, a demand for locally sourced hemp seeds is rising in European markets that are just beginning to integrate hemp at an industrial level.
The Finola hemp variety is grown all natural using no chemicals and the seeds are fit for organic and conventional farmers alike
A new breed
The obvious need for certifications and approvals of hemp seeds for commercial use restricts the availability of hemp certified for planting. Until recently, certified breeds would come from abroad, but the estate has recently changed that scenario. Succeeding with a new breed “Finola” – especially rich in trans fats and omega-3 acids – and subsequently getting the coveted certification, Mollerup can offer Danish origin hemp seeds for planting to other farmers who want to grow hemp for food.
The Finola hemp variety is grown all natural using no chemicals and the seeds are fit for organic and conventional farmers alike.