Answer 3 Romanian Hemp-seed
3. Romanian strains to use and their prices:
Current Romanian Hemp cultivars originate from three different breeding institutes. The Agricultural Research Station in Secuieni (see Hemp-seed Suppliers for address) is still involved in creative Hemp breeding. Romania produces Hemp fabrics and yarns in fine qualities.
Fibramulta 151 originates from the Research Institute of Crops and Industry Plants in Fundulea and was registered in 1965. It is a dioecious selection from the single cross (ICAR 42-118 x Fibridia). The parent ICAR 42-118 is a cross progeny of Italian (Carmagnola and Bologna Hemp) and Turkish (Kastamonu) strains. Details on the availability of these seeds are not known at this time.
The dioecious Lovrin 110 originates from the Agricultural Research Station, Lovrin, Jud. Timisoara. It was registered in 1981, as a replacement for Fibramulta 151. It was bred by selection among family groups from the Bulgarian Silistra landrace (Silistrenski). Details on availability are unknown at this time.
The monoecious Secuieni 1 originates from the Agricultural Research Station, Secuieni and is presently commercialized by Rohemp S.A.(see Hemp-seed Suppliers for address). It was state registered in 1984. To make it eligible for EU subsidy it was submitted for registration in 1995 in the Netherlands by Hemcore Ltd., as well as in Austria by Rohemp S.A. Secuieni 1 results from the crossing (Dneprovskaya 4 x Fibrimon) followed by two back-crosses with Fibrimon 21 and Fibrimon 24, respectively. The Russian dioecious parent Dneprovskaya 4 was selected from Yuzhnaya Krasnodarskaya which, again, was obtained from Italian Hemp.
Besides Secuieni 1, the recently released cultivar Irene is also commercially available through Rohemp and was submitted by this company for registration in Austria in 1995. The breeding history of this cultivar is unknown at this time. 1995 price for both Secuieni and Irene was DM5.00/kg or US$3.50/kg = US$1.75/pound.
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*Industrial-Hemp has no psychoactive properties following definition of the European Economic Community (EEC); THC content is less than 0.3%. In general, low THC-seed varieties without psychoactive properties are those that have a THC content of less than 1%. (See also No-THC Hemp-seed.) THC= Delta-9 TetraHydroCannabinol.
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