Growing THCA hemp flower requires meticulous work to ensure that the flower buds of the hemp plant yield high levels of THCA – their main attraction, after all – and this is done by employing various techniques that regulate environmental factors that determine how the cannabinoids in the plant develop. And, despite the fact that cannabis happens to grow very easily in the wild, yielding the highest-quality, most potent, and most flavorful buds possible requires that every environmental factor is just right.
It’s because of this, there is such a debate between growing THCA flower indoors vs. outdoors. Well, today, we are going to compare a more specific type of indoor flower – exotic THCA flower – to flower that’s grown outdoors, to see how they actually differ from one another.
A Quick Overview on THCA Hemp Flower in General
THCA (tetrahydrocannabinolic acid) flower refers to the raw cannabis flower that primarily contains tetrahydrocannabinolic acid – a non-psychoactive cannabinoid precursor to THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). In the live cannabis plant, the majority of the THC exists as THCA, and it’s only when heated (a process known as decarboxylation), i.e., vaping, smoking, or cooking/baking, that THCA converts to the psychoactive THC compound.
Since THCA is not psychoactive in its raw form, individuals can consume it without experiencing the “high” that’s typically associated with THC. This makes it useful for those seeking the potential benefits of cannabis without the mind-altering effects.
What is Exotic THCA Flower?
Let’s dive into exotic THCA flower, a more recent term that is totally different from flower that’s grown outdoors. Exotic THCA flower is considered the cream of the crop as far as quality is concerned. Basically, “exotic” means companies that use a small-batch approach, growing it indoors using the most meticulous levels of care possible. In terms of breeding, the lineages of exotic THCA buds have some of the most prestigious names you’ll find from around the world. It’s also characterized by its white ash, which indicates absolute purity, and its terpene count is so high that the aroma is out of this world.
Cultivators aren’t just handed “exotic” status easily, either. It must adhere to these standards from the time the seeds are planted, and its lineage gives it away. Also, keep in mind that because exotic flower must be grown indoors, you won’t find exotic sungrown flower.
- Maximum quality control yields bigger, more flavorful/aromatic, and more potent buds.
- Impressive purity, as seen in its white ash.
- Bred from some of the most prestigious strains of all time.
- Requires meticulous care and extensive knowledge.
- Can be less cost-effective as a lot of labor is required.
What is Outdoor/Sungrown THCA Flower
Another option is growing THCA flower outdoors – often referred to as “sungrown” flower. Of course, this is the traditional way flower was cultivated for years, and the natural method that has allowed cannabis to grow freely and wildly all around the world. Growing outdoors doesn’t require any fancy equipment, but that’s as long as you happen to live in the climate that’s ideal for cannabis, and more specifically, the strain(s) you’re growing.
Otherwise, you will not get the complete development of cannabinoids and terpenes you’re hoping for, and more importantly in the context of THCA flower, you’re not going to yield a high level of THCA without some help from technology, as growing high-THCA flower buds requires lower temperatures than standard cannabis flower.
- Ideal for people who live in the ideal climate for growing THCA flower, in the desired strains.
- More space for higher yields (in most cases).
- Nature does a lot of the ‘heavy’ work for you.
- Harder to control the outcome, and even guarantee the ideal level of THCA.
- More susceptible to damage due to extreme/severe weather, pests, and disease.
- Only a small window for growing and harvesting, while indoor and greenhouse growing can be done throughout the year.
Which Method is Superior?
While some cultivators can successfully grow high-quality THCA flower based on where they live, the majority of cultivators prefer growing it indoors, as this gives them full control over the environment. And, cultivators who wish to grow exotic flower must grow indoors to be classified as such. Exotic flower is by and large superior to sungrown flower, and so, it’s a clear winner as far as quality is concerned.
No matter, as Bloomz THCA Hemp Flower is your best source for the highest quality and effective THCA flower around. In fact, we’re dedicated to providing hemp enthusiasts with THC-infused flower products they can come to know and trust.