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Maximizing Terpenes Cannabis

by Neal Brown . Updated: January 21, 2021

Maximizing the Taste and Smell of Cannabis

Many marijuana growers prioritize maximizing their yields above all else, but more often than not, that is a costly mistake. Today’s discerning medical and recreational consumers are much pickier than their predecessors when it comes to the smell and taste of their cannabis. Growers from Nevada to Pennsylvania who make an extra effort to maximize taste and smell can typically get more money for their products, and they do not have to reduce their yields to do it.

Many factors influence smell and taste, ranging from what strains of marijuana growers choose to plant to how they cure the dried flower. We sell a huge variety of incredible weed seeds including medicinal, autoflowering, and feminized options. This article will offer a comprehensive overview of everything growers need to do throughout their plants’ life cycles to maximize taste and smell without decreasing yield.

Choosing Seeds

Some strains of chronic seeds are more aromatic than others and each strain smells a little different. That is because each strain has a different terpene profile.

What Are Terpenes?

Terpenes may not be as well-known as other plant components like THC and CBD, but they are just as important when it comes to producing a high-quality product. Scientists have identified over 100 unique terpenes in cannabis plants and as research continues, the number of recognized terpenes does too.

Thankfully, there is no need for growers to familiarize themselves with every terpene. Instead, they can learn about the terpene profiles of their favorite strains. Since terpene profiles are largely inherited and are not subject to much variation from environmental change, they can expect consistent results. Here are a few of the best-known terpenes found in popular strains to get growers started:

  • Myrcene produces a sweet, berry aroma
  • Limonene smells like citrus
  • Terpinolene has a floral smell
  • Caryophyllene produces a peppery aroma
  • Pinene has a piney scent
  • Linalool smells like lavender
  • Evaluating Terpene Profiles

Each strain of marijuana has many terpenes. When researching which strains will produce the best aroma and taste to match a particular consumer or market’s preferences, look at the concentrations of different terpenes. It is the ones found in the highest concentrations that will impart their scents and tastes most strongly to the marijuana flowers.