WHICH HARVESTING METHOD IS RIGHT FOR ME?

THERE ARE 3 MAIN HARVESTING METHODS

  • Wet Trim, Hybrid Trim, and Dry Trim

THERE ARE 6 STEPS TO EACH HARVESTING METHOD

  • Defanning, Shucking, Drying, Trimming, Curing and Sorting

THE STEPS CHANGE BASED ON THE METHOD

  • Shucking, Drying, Trimming, and Curing are the variables
  • Defanning is always first and Sorting is always last

EACH METHOD HAS DIFFERENT ADVANTAGES

  • Wet Trim Method
    • Allows for automated shucking
    • Requires less space for drying
    • Ensures consistency over time
  • Hybrid Trim Methods
    • Allows for automated shucking
    • Require less space for drying
    • Ensures high quality flower
  • Dry Trim Method
    • Ensures high terpene profile
    • Ensures high quality flower
    • Bucking and trimming can be done at your convenience

THE BEST METHOD IS BASED ON PRIORITIES AND RESOURCES

There are advantages and disadvantages to every harvest method. Our goal is to align you to the method that will improve product quality, compliment your resources, and increase efficiency and profitability.

  • WET TRIMMING – Shucking and trimming fresh flowers
  • HYBRID TRIMMING – Shucking fresh flowers & drying the flowers with the leaves prior to trimming
  • DRY TRIMMING – Drying whole plants & shucking and trimming dried flowers

SHUCKING AND TRIMMING FRESH FLOWERS

Pros

  • Shucking can be automated effectively
  • The flowers are less susceptible to damage
  • 80% less space is required for drying
  • Less time hanging and taking down plants
  • No interruptions in harvest workflow
  • Fewer steps to finished product
  • Less risk of under/over drying
  • Faster drying times
  • Consistent trim quality
  • Consistent flower to trim ratios
  • Consistently larger flower sizes

Cons

  • Machines require frequent cleaning
  • Terpenes can degrade if not cured properly
  • Over trimming can affect flower quality
  • Trim requires drying and curing

SHUCKING FRESH FLOWERS & DRYING FLOWERS WITH LEAVES BEFORE TRIMMING

Pros

  • Shucking can be automated effectively
  • The flowers are less susceptible to damage
  • 80% less space is required for drying
  • Less time hanging and taking down plants
  • Trim cycle times are faster
  • Trim/sugar leaf quality is usually better
  • Easier to get higher terpene content
  • Eliminates bud flattening during drying

Cons

  • Moisture consistency is hard to obtain
  • Bud size can fluctuate
  • Trim to flower ratios can fluctuate
  • Trimmed flower quality can fluctuate

DRYING WHOLE PLANTS – SHUCKING & TRIMMING DRIED FLOWERS

Pros

  • Bucking and trimming can be done at your convenience
  • More control over drying schedule
  • Trim cycle times are faster
  • Trim/sugar leaf quality is usually better
  • It’s easier to get higher terpene content
  • Eliminates bud flattening during drying and curing

Cons

  • Moisture consistency is hard to obtain
  • Rehydrating is required if using automated shuckers
  • Bud size can fluctuate
  • Trim to flower ratios can fluctuate
  • Trimming quality can fluctuate

There are advantages and disadvantages to all 3-harvesting method. The best method is based on:

  • Priorities
  • Resources
  • Staff size
  • Harvest size
  • Equipment available
  • Harvest consistency over quality